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Young Scientists Make Beeswax Candles

Did you know that beeswax is secreted from a honey bee’s abdomen, then chewed with mandibles (powerful jaws) to shape into precise honeycomb? Come to the library to learn about beeswax and how to make candles to burn throughout the darker days of winter. Beeswax candles burn slowly, last longer, and burn cleanly when the wick is trimmed properly, producing hardly any soot. Paraffin candles produces a lot of soot. We'll make lovely molded and rolled beeswax candles and package them up for gifts that you can take home. Presented by local BeeChica, Tracy Bellehumeur. Adult assistant required for ages 8 and under. This event is part of the City of Boulder's Pollinator Appreciation Month.

Generously sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation.

Date:
Saturday, Sep 30 2017
Time:
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location:
Boulder Creek Room
Library:
Main Library
Categories:
Audience - Child Classes & Activities Pollinator Appreciation Seed to Table STEAM