This post is sponsored by Local Hive ™, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
A Field Trip Full Of BUZZING Fun!
The kids and I took a trip to one of our favorite places here in Denver, the Butterfly Pavilion! While we have visited the Butterfly Pavilion a number of times, this trip we decided to really focus on the pollinators and the reasons why we must keep supporting the pollinators. Pollinators like butterflies and bees provide us with so much of our food that we all eat. It was a great day of discussing pollinators and how they help us live the life we live as we explored the exhibits.
These teachable moments are some of my favorites and as an adult, I love learning something new too! As we start our flower planting season the kids and I will make sure to focus on planting some seeds that will help the pollinators do their work!!
What Is The Butterfly Pavilion?
Butterfly Pavilion is the first standalone, AZA-accredited non-profit invertebrate zoo in the world and is a leader in invertebrate knowledge, inspiration and connection. Whether by providing hands-on exhibits, educational programs, conducting research, or building innovative solutions for conservation around the world, Butterfly Pavilion is leading the way in ensuring invertebrates are protected for the future.
We have enjoyed visiting the Butterfly Pavilion for years. It is such a great experience for all ages. Both Jude and Teagan have always enjoyed checking out the bees and love exploring all of the butterflies. It is such a special place here in the Denver Metro Area!
Butterfly Pavilion is located just 15 minutes from downtown Denver off Hwy 36 at 104th Avenue at 6252 W. 104th Avenue, Westminster, CO 80020.
Quick Tips For Your Visit to Butterfly Pavilion:
- Be sure to reserve your tickets in advance! Reserve Your Tickets Here!
- Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for seniors, $9 for children ages 2-12, and free for kids under 2!
- Check out the membership discounts too!
- All guests over 11 are required to wear masks!
- Wear bright colors! Butterflies are attracted to bright colors – to increase the chances of a butterfly landing you, make sure you wear colors like yellow, orange, red and pink!
Meet Local Hive™
Local Hive™ bottles 22 different honeys made exclusively in the US. Each kind of honey – called a “varietal” – has a distinct flavor profile depending on where it’s from. They have Florida honey with citrus pollen inside, Northeast honey with berry pollen, and everything in between.
By keeping their honey 100% raw & unfiltered, they retain its unique flavor and all the local pollens inside, which gives each Local Hive™ varietal a unique taste profile. Local Hive™ has been making honey since their founding in 1924 in Greeley, Colorado.
A Sweet Partnership: Local Hive™ & Butterfly Pavilion
Local Hive’s mission is about far more than producing great tasting honey. It’s about protecting those who share the honey with us – the bees. By partnering with the Pollinator Awareness through Conservation and Education (PACE) initiative and donating a portion of all sales we’re able to promote and protect the prosperity of pollinators worldwide.
Just knowing that the hives at Butterfly Pavilion are a part of this amazing awareness and donation makes it even better! The kids loved coming home and having some of the yummy Local Hive™ honey for lunch that those busy bees made for us just down the street at the Butterfly Pavilion!
A Snapshot Of Our Visit:
Check Out These Sweet Facts!
- The pollen and nectar that bees use to make local honey determine its taste and color.
- Because different plants bloom throughout the year, one hive can make many different honeys. As a result, every bottle of Local Hive™ is unique, and each varietal will naturally vary over time.
- Keeping honey 100% raw and unfiltered protects its natural flavors. Like a glass of wine, you will taste multiple flavor notes in every Local Hive™ honey.
- Also like wine, tasting honey can be subjective. For a guide to some of the flavors you may taste in each bottle.
- Filtering and heating honey change it at the chemical level, causing it to lose its unique flavors and colors. This is why most mass-produced honey looks the same: vaguely gold, clear and fairly watery.
- Lighter colored honeys tend to be milder, while darker honeys tend to be bolder and more flavorful.
- Honey is naturally sweeter than sugar, so you can use less honey in recipes to reach the same sweetness, reducing its total calories.
I have some super exciting news! Local Hive™ and the Butterfly Pavilion wants to make your life a little sweeter with a giveaway that includes some amazing swag!! You can enter to win a great gift bundle that includes: four (4) Butterfly Pavilion ticket vouchers valid for one year, 1 bottle of Local Hive™ Honey Butterfly Pavilion varietal (made by bees on-site at the Butterfly Pavilion!), 1 bottle Local Hive™ Honey Colorado varietal made by Colorado bees, a honey dipper, seed packets to plant and save the bees and 4 Koozies. SWEET!!
To enter this giveaway simply follow the rafflecopter form below. Giveaway ends May 4th, 2021! Enter today!