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Hundreds of years ago, Native Americans lamented the arrival of honeybees so fiercely that they dubbed them "the white man's fly." Summit County Metroparks naturalist Nicki Schneider, at today's Bees, Bees, Bees workshop in Akron, simply thinks of them as "illegal immigrants." "They were brought from Europe to produce honey," she says. "The bees started forming colonies and going out on their own." The workshop gives park-goers a peek at the bees' social and workplace culture, in hives behind a window. As they tend to their duties, you'll get a grasp of how their labor of love leads to the food you eat. "Without honeybees, Georgia wouldn't be known as the Peach State," says Schneider. Buzz over from 1 to 3 this afternoon at the F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Road in Akron. Admission is free. Call 330-865-8065 or visit www.summitmetroparks.org.
Sat., May 17, 1-3 p.m., 2008

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