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Benefits of Bees

​At 10 am Saturday, February 16, the Biodiversity Education Center at Coppell Nature Park will feature the "Benefits of Bees". Sponsored by Friends of Coppell Nature Park admission is free, but registration is recommended at​

If bees didn't exist in our world today, it would look like a very different place – and our lives wouldn't be nearly the same. These industrious insects have been around for roughly 125 million years and although bee numbers are sadly declining, the remaining survivors continue to act as invaluable resources to our planet in numerous ways. Bee hobbyist Bruce Crozier will be talking about this fascinating insect.

"We will discuss why bees are different from other insects and bugs," said Beekeeper Bruce Crozier. "Plus, we will look at their hives and the threats to bee populations today. We will also discuss Africanized Bees and their migration into Texas."

Friends of Coppell Nature Park (FCNP) is a 501(c) (3), non-profit corporation committed to supporting Coppell Nature Park (CNP) through fund raising, publicity, community education and volunteer park maintenance. The Foundation is directed by dedicated Coppell citizens and acts as a mentor for the volunteerism of hundreds of families and students. FCNP commits its annual budget to the development, maintenance and environmental education programs at CNP and the BEC.

Coppell Nature Park is situated at 367 Freeport Parkway on the west side of Coppell. The Biodiversity Education Center is only open to the public during center program offerings. Further information about CNP and FCNP is available at