Join us from 5-8 pm for the opening reception of Dawn Detarando’s new exhibit, In Adoration of the Precarious Bee. Artist Dawn Detarando will be in attendance.

Join us for this talk with guest speaker Charity Briere as part of the programming offered for the exhibit, In Adoration of the Precarious Bee.

Charity Briere of the Red Deer Beekeepers Association is converting her back yard into a bee habitat! In this presentation Charity will briefly outline current scientific knowledge of bees in Alberta, as well as share examples and learned experiences from within her own urban space in the heart of our own Red Deer.

About Charity Briere

Charity is a friend to all bugs. The fascinating details of insect biology never cease to delight her, long after completing a BSc in the 1990s. In 2017, she decided to begin a Masters of Science to expand her opportunities as an instructor at Red Deer College (now Red Deer Polytechnic -RDP). In addition to science education & outreach through RDP, Charity is also a Board member of the Red Deer Beekeeper Association, the Alberta Native Bee Council and the Red Deer River Naturalists Society. These roles enable her to continue expanding her understanding of the importance of insect conservation -particularly that of pollinators- and share her exploration of bee biology with the Central Alberta community. For the past several years, she has been working on transforming her yard in Red Deer into a Pollinator Paradise.

Kathryn Huedepohl from the Kerry Wood Nature Centre will teach you how to work with a votive mold to make your own beeswax candles, with locally sourced beeswax!

All supplies included. This workshop will take place at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery.

Can’t make it to the workshop? DIY Kits will be available to purchase at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre Gift Shop for 15+GST/kit – limited availability!

An example of some of the things you’ll find in the kit:

beeswax puck, 2 votive moulds, burlap pouch and info sheets