Hands on the Hive! Community Painting Day

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Presented by Bee City USA – Hendersonville, Hands On! Children’s Museum, The Good of the Hive, Arts Council of Henderson County, and Henderson Co. Beekeepers Association 

To celebrate the community coming together to make the bee mural project possible in downtown Hendersonville, small groups will have the opportunity to paint a petal on the wall (at ground level) with artist and founder of The Good of the Hive, Matt Willey. Like a paint-by-number template, Matt will have the lower sections of the mural outlined and ready for folks to participate. In addition to making their marks on the mural, participants may rotate through activity stations including learning about honey bees from local beekeepers, looking for the queen bee in the glass observation hive, making a pair of antennae to wear, creating their own pollinator artwork, planting seeds to start pollinator garden at home, etc.

DATE:  Saturday, May 1, 2021 (weather permitting)

TIME:  10–11 a.m., 11 a.m.–noon, or 12:30–1:30 p.m. 

WHO:  Ages 5 and up. (Children under age 10 should be accompanied by an adult participant, please.)

WHERE:  Exterior wall of the Hands On! Children’s Museum building (in the Azalea Public Parking Lot), between N. Main Street and King Street, facing Third Ave. E. in downtown Hendersonville

COST:  Free!

**REGISTER** Pre-registration is required to limit group sizes according to CDC Guidelines. 

Please make an online reservation for each participant.

Masks and social distancing are required. Reservations are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will close once all available spaces have been reserved or by 8 p.m. on Friday, April 30. 

If the event must be canceled due to poor weather, reservations will automatically transfer to the following day, Sunday, May 2. If there is also poor weather on May 2, registrees will be given the opportunity to reschedule for Saturday, May 8. 

For more information and other pollinator events, please visit: 

Pollinator Events