On Oct 17, 2015 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, the Department of Entomology hosted Insectapalooza at Comstock Hall. This year's theme was 'Bizarre, Bad, and Beneficial'. This event was a one day insect fair with hundreds of live insects and tons of interactive activities for the whole family. Some of the highlights included a butterfly room, an arthropod zoo and, of course, a pollinator room.
The pollinator room was focused on wild and managed bees. Individuals could construct mason bee trap nests, make their own beeswax candles, and see live bumble bee and honey bee colonies. There was a lot of information on the importance of pollinators and the diversity of bees throughout the world.
Thanks to all the bee researchers and beekeepers for helping out with the pollinator room, and for everyone who showed up interested to learn more about bees!