GRAY — Did you know the honeybee is the official Maine state insect? Or how important the honeybee’s pollination work is to the production and commercial success of wild blueberries?

Learn about the industrious life of the honeybee, its job as an important pollinator of fruits and vegetables, and the role of the beekeeper when the Maine Wildlife Park hosts “Life of the Honeybee” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22.

Parts of the beehive and beekeeping equipment will be on display, and several experienced beekeepers will be available to answer questions. Pure Maine honey and other products of the hive will be offered for sale.

The Maine Wildlife Park is open daily 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visitors must leave the premises by 6 p.m. Admission is free for ages 3 and under; $5 for ages 5 to 12; $7 for adults; and $5 for seniors. Groups of 15 or more are $3.50 per person. For more information, call 657-4977 or visit

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