Explore honeybee-shaped hangouts in Rochester Hills

Explore honeybee-shaped hangouts in Rochester Hills

See what all the hype is about at the Rochester Hills Museum on Van Heusen Farm with Honeybee Hangouts from 10:30 a.m. to noon May 21 at Calf Barn. This family-friendly program will explore the world of bees as participants visit museum hives, try on a beekeeper costume, learn about the life cycle of bees, taste local honey and make a beeswax candle. The cost is $15 for non-members and $10 for museum members. Registration is required by 5:00 PM on May 19. Location 1005 Van Hussain Road. Go to rochesterhills.org/musprograms.

Palmer Woods

The Palmer Woods Music in Homes series is back

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Palmer Woods Music in Homes will resume on Memorial Day weekend. The series continues every month through the summer with concerts in the gardens of the historic Palmer Woods homes. Grammy nominees, Knight and Krisge artists, and other award-winning musicians highlight jazz, classical and world music. Proof of vaccination is required and masks are encouraged inside the tent. Previously purchased tickets will be honored on recently rescheduled dates. Ticket holders can exchange their ticket for another concert date or request a refund. Email [email protected] or call Barbara at 313-891-2514 for requests or questions. Ticket holders will receive the address and directions via email the week of the event. Go to the palmerwoods.org website.

Stain + sealer

The new Dutch Boy product makes it easy to do DIY projects

For all those do-it-yourselfers, the all-new Dutch Boy Exterior Stain + Sealer applies easily and resists rain within four hours of application. Sold exclusively at Menard’s, they come in four shades of opacity: clear, translucent, semi-transparent and solid, with additional options for adding coloring in 75 Dutch colors and custom color matches to match any décor. This 100% water-based acrylic paint provides all-weather protection for horizontal and vertical exterior wood and other surfaces in just one coat. Resistant to dirt, scuffs, mold, mildew and UV degradation, and cleans well with soap and water. Go to Dutchboy.com.

Greenhouses are on the rise.

Greenhouses provide self-sufficiency

Hartley Botanic, the manufacturer of historic English greenhouses and glasshouses, has seen a growing demand for handmade greenhouses as people strive to achieve maximum self-sufficiency during the pandemic. The desired use must specify the type and size. For example, you may want to grow your own food and have an outdoor sanctuary. For fresh flowers, you might consider an adjacent structure that can be accessed from your home. Positioning also plays a major role in maximizing sunlight, while access to electricity and water along with fertile soil are some other considerations. It is also important to know how the structure will fit into your landscape. The greenhouse should find a natural spot within your existing garden, rather than dominating it. Go to hartley-botanic.com.

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