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Pollinator Day 10/03

Pollinator Day in Aquincum. 10 March 2020, 13:30-16:00!

This new environmental conservation day was initiated by two private citizens in January 2018, in order to draw attention to the dangers facing the insect world. According to current data, around 40% of insect species face extinction, and insect population decreases by some 2.5% every year. In recent years, Hungary, too, has seen severe honey bee depopulation, which adversely affects honey and beeswax production as well. Another – at least as significant – role of the honeybees is the pollination of our crops.

On 10 March, from 13:30, Péter Morvay will hold a beekeeping presentation. From 14:15 archaeologist Nikolett Varga will give a talk on the uses of honey in antiquity. Afterwards you can join us in building the Aquincum insect hotel, the new temporary or permanent home of the arthropods of our Archaeological Park. Upon request, you can also make a smaller insect hotel, which you can take home.

Event programme: 

13:30-14:15 Beekeeping presentation by Péter Morvay (in Hungarian)

14:15-15:00 “Beekeeping and honey consumption in antiquity” lecture by archaeologist Nikolett Varga (in Hungarian)

15:00-16:00 Insect hotel building

Participants must register in advance and purchase a valid museum ticket!

Further details and registration: aquincum@aquincum.hu