GRAY — Maine Wildlife Park will host the Cumberland County Beekeepers Association, a local chapter of the Maine State Beekeeping Association, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, to learn about the industrious life of the honeybee, its job as an important pollinator of fruits and vegetables, and the role of the beekeeper.

Parts of a beehive, beekeeping equipment and a small observation hive will be on display, and several experienced beekeepers will be available to answer questions.

The Honeybee is the official Maine state insect. Participants will see how important the honeybee’s work is to the economic success of the official Maine state fruit, the wild blueberry. Pure Maine honey and other products of the hive will be available for purchase.

For more information, call the Maine Wildlife Park at 207-657-4977, ext. 0; visit,; or find on Facebook.

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