Parking Lot Update

The UNC-owned Morehead parking lot is under construction. Weekday visitors must pay using ParkMobile (Zone Code 4468) or the Pay Station near our iguana. For more info, go to our Plan A Visit page.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Teen Science Cafe | The Surprising Life of Honeybees

January 20, 2023 @ 5:30 pm 8:00 pm

Did you know that you could host a beehive in your backyard or at your favorite local business? Meet Jackson Brinkley, your friendly neighborhood beekeeper! As the lead beekeeper at Buddha Bee Apiary, he aims to build a program focused on sustainability and regenerative practices. Strong genetics from locally raised queens is a key interest of his, as well as educating the public on how to be better stewards of their environment. 

Come learn about the incredible biology of bees, why they are so important to our environment, and how to take care of them. Budda Bee Apiary cares for beehives in backyards across Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill and beyond. They do this through our Host-a-Hive program, mentorship program for existing beekeepers, and educational content. 

About the speaker: Jackson Brinkley stumbled into beekeeping when a friend asked if he wanted to help install some bees into a hive. Six years later, he is the lead beekeeper for Buddha Bee Apiary managing over 140 colonies around the Triangle. 


Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center Science Stage

250 E Franklin St
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514 United States
+ Google Map