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1 wake county beekeepers association meeting july 2010

2 EXHIBIT PURPOSE Educate visitors about the importance of bees Role in pollination & relevance to agriculture Products of the hive, tools of the trade Role in human culture, history and well-being Awareness of beneficial insects in general through a focus on honeybees’ importance Publicity surrounding CCD increased public interest

3 KEY PLAYERS NC State Beekeepers Association NC Farm Bureau NC Zoological Society Local beekeepers & county associations Irvin Rackley, NCSBA past president Dr. John Ambrose, NC State response to public interest

4 DEVELOPMENT TIMELINE 1994: NCSBA members Dr. Ambrose, Bill Sheppard and NCSBA president Rackley first consider creating a permanent honeybee exhibit with the NC Zoo 2008: Design phase; construction starts November 2009: Exhibit opens in June 1997: Momentum builds; zoo administration in support of exhibit, but funding sought 1998 – 2007: Nearly $250,000 raised for the exhibit from corporate sponsors, institutions, beekeepers and even the general public

5 EXHIBIT CONCEPT Graphic provided by Swanson & Associates, Carrboro, NC

6 EXHIBIT CONCEPT Graphic provided by Swanson & Associates, Carrboro, NC EDUCATIONAL PAVILION

7 EXHIBIT CONCEPT Graphic provided by Swanson & Associates, Carrboro, NC INTERACTIVE BEE MODEL

8 EXHIBIT CONCEPT Graphic provided by Swanson & Associates, Carrboro, NC BEE SKEP SCULPTURE

9 EXHIBIT CONCEPT Graphic provided by Swanson & Associates, Carrboro, NC BEE-FRIENDLY PLANTINGS

10 PLANTING PLAN Graphic provided by Swanson & Associates, Carrboro, NC

11 KEY COMPONENTS Interactive sculptures

12 KEY COMPONENTS Educational displays

13 KEY COMPONENTS Educational displays

14 KEY COMPONENTS Educational displays

15 KEY COMPONENTS Bee-friendly plants, emphasizing natives

16 KEY COMPONENTS Bee-friendly plants, emphasizing natives SOURWOOD PEPPERBUSH SALVIA

17 KEY COMPONENTS Pavilion & garden overlook

18 KEY COMPONENTS And of course…THE BEES!

19 OTHER NOTES Details, details

20 LOCATION

21 VISITING: ZOO LOCATION Address: 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC From Raleigh, take US 64 west to Asheboro, then turn LEFT on Zoo Parkway (Hwy 159)

22 VOLUNTEER TO HELP OUT! Next volunteer orientation training session: THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, from 1 – 3 p.m. Location:Stedman Education Building (Next to North America entrance) Contact: NCSBA Zoo volunteer coordinators Judy Pick or Janno Lewis For more information, visit the NCSBA website at


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