Becoming a Bee

FOR RELEASE
2002-04-09
Huntington, Ind.— Dwight Ericcson will turn Thornhill Nature Preserve into a living beehive Tuesday, April 9, as he introduces the world of bees to the local public.

Ericcson, who has been a beekeeper since 1975, will share honey samples and lecture about the lives of bees. His interactive program will allow participants to get an inside look at the inner workings of a beehive by assuming the roles of different bees within the hive. The 90-minute program will begin at 7 p.m. at Thornhill Nature Preserve. Refreshments will be provided.

Thornhill is located 8 miles north of Huntington, Indiana, on County Road 1000 North. For more information or directions please call Thornhill at 260-344-3445 or visit www.huntington.edu/thornhill.

Huntington College operates Thornhill Nature Preserve for the educational enrichment of its own students and the regional community. The 77-acre property includes a variety of diverse habitats, including evergreen and deciduous forest, a woodland pond, meadows, and wetlands. The diverse ecosystem supports a wide variety of wildflowers, mammals, and birds.

Thornhill provides outdoor educational opportunities through the Reiff Nature Center, MindScape Program, MindScape Academy, community events, and the Ropes Challenge Course.

Huntington College is comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 50 academic concentrations.

Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana.

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