Redwood City Library to open new Bee Wall Interpretive Center

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The Redwood City Downtown Library is inviting the community to celebrate its new Bee Wall Interpretive Center on Feb. 5.

The event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and will include music by The Corner Laughers, honey-flavored snacks and honey for sale by the Friends of the Redwood City Public Library.

Two honeybee colonies live on the roof of the library at 1044 Middlefield Road. Cared for by beekeeper Kendal Sager, the bees produced about 20 pounds of honey in the first six months of their residency at the library, according to library officials.

Now, the Library is unveiling a new Bee Wall Interpretive Center, which features hands-on educational pieces for library patrons.

“You can see pieces of a real beehive, beekeeping tools, and the inner workings of the beehive,” Library officials said.

Patrons will learn about the life cycle of a bee, how bees collect pollen and see flowers, three castes of bee and how honey is made.