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Bee-Friendly Workshop at Colony Urban Farm!

Want to get the buzz on bees? Join Gateway Nature Preserve at Colony Urban Farm, where Allison Bowling will share her knowledge about the role of bees as pollinators. You’ll learn the following and more: 

  • Native bee myths & facts
  • Honeybees vs. native bees? History and Benefits 
  • Pollination statistics: Why are native bees important?
  • Fundamentals of native bee habitats & life cycles
  • How you can help 
  • Keys to success 

You will also get to see a demonstration habitat, nesting materials, and cocoons!

Colony Urban Farm Store is a family-owned business that serves urban farmers, beekeepers, and others interested in pursuing sustainable food sources. Allison co-owns Colony with her husbandJosh Pietrafeso. You can learn more about Colony at

After the workshop, Allison and Josh are offering participants a 15% discount off a purchase of habitats, cocoons, and nesting materials and other native bee supplies. 

The event will be up one flight of stairs in Colony’s meeting space on the second floor, at Colony Urban Farm, 492 West End Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 . For more information, email

Later Event: January 18
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