Nature Day

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Nature Day

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

A FREE family friendly day learning about nature, celebrating national garden month and squashing our carbon footprint!

Enjoy engaging workshops and activities from local beekeepers and entomologists, farmers, conservationists and horticulturalists. Discover the connection between bees and squash in honor of National Garden Month’s Year of the Squash.

Schedule of Events

12pm          Pollinator Garden Tour
12:45pm     Pollination 101, Dr. Elina L. Niño, Associate Professor of Apiculture, UC Davis
1:30pm       Guided Honey Tasting, Amina Harris
2:15pm       Discover the World of the Stingless Bee, Dr. Jean-Philippe Marelli and Carlos Santana, Arimubee®
2:45pm      Story Time with Tuleyome, Who Stole the Bees Wings
3:15pm       The 4 P’s of Bee Health, Wendy Mather, Co-Manager, California Master Beekeeper, UC Davis
3:45pm      Tomato Tips: Get the Best Yield + Outcome with the Right Care, Kelly Lowrie, The Traxx Farmstand
4:15pm       Guided Honey Tasting, Amina Harris

 Hands on Learning, All Day Long

  • Build your own native beehives and wildflower seed bombs
  • Watch live bees in action with the Sacramento Area Beekeepers Association
  • Varietal honey tasting
  • The Traxx Farmstand Plant and Seed Shop
  • Create Squash Flowers, Bees and Beeswax Candles with Golden Honeybees
  • Repurposed woodworking and natural dye painting with Darcy Zloczewski
  • Pollinator Scavenger Hunt
  • Hands on Fun with Yolo Basin Foundation
  • Natural handwoven crafts from aana jaana
  • Nature Passport and Prizes

Sneak Peek – Stingless Bees with Dr. Jean Phillipe Marelli

Stingless bees, also known as Meliponas, evolved in the tropics and are used since pre-Columbian times for their very special honey that has amazing medicinal properties. During an interactive presentation, Jean-Philippe Marelli and Carlos Santana, owners of Arimubee®, will introduce you to the diversity of stingless bees, their hive and how the colony is organized. They will give you a tiny taste of Melipona honey from their hives in Brazil.










Nature Day Menu

Steak Sandwich
Charbroiled Angus Skirt Steak, Chimichurri, Ciabatta

Grilled beer bratwurst, California Coriander Honey & mead caramelized onions, baguette

Bumble Beet Salad
Garden mix, house beets, cremini mushrooms, goat cheese, almonds, focaccia croutons, California Yellow Star Thistle Honey balsamic vinaigrette

Spinach & Ricotta Empanadas
Sauteed baby spinach, caramelized onions, ricotta, pecorino cheese

Vanilla Bean Gelato with Honey Strawberry Preserves

Grilled Jumbo Hot Dog & Cheese
Grilled Cheese


April 6
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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