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BugDawgs to hold annual ‘Octobeefest’ on Oct. 25

UGA BugDawgs will host its annual “Octobeefest” Oct. 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Creature Comforts Brewing Co., 271 W. Hancock Ave.

UGA BugDawgs members will teach the Athens community about the importance of bees, pollination and honey. Visitors will receive information about the impact local bees have on the community.

Marianne Shockley, a faculty member in the entomology department of UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, founded the UGA BugDawgs for students enrolled in entomology service-learning and outreach associated with the entomology department. 

In addition to educating attendees about pollination, Octobeefest will include insect tastings, candle making from bee’s wax, honey tastings and a beehive observation hive. T-shirts also will be available for purchase. Proceeds from all T-shirt purchases will benefit the entomology department and the UGA BugDawgs.