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Black And Yellow Gala To Benefit Bees

Updated: Wednesday, April 16 2014, 08:20 AM CDT

Researchers estimate without bees 50% of our food would be gone. Here in Austin there is a huge push to save our honey bees.

Thursday the public is invited to attend the 2nd Annual Black and Yellow Gala at the W Hotel in Downtown Austin, to benefit the Central Texas Bee Rescue.

It is going to be a night of fashion, music and auctions. The free event starts at 6:00 pm on the pool deck of the W Hotel and goes until 9 pm. Guests at the gala are asked to wear black and yellow to the elegant affair.

Models will be sporting the latest spring fashions for men and women from Capra and Cavelli. Ray Benson and Del Castillo are also scheduled to perform.

Funds raised at the event will go towards education programs that bring honey bees to school campuses.

"The children learn how to raise honey bees and use their byproducts," says Walter Schumacher, Central Texas Bee Rescue.

Schumacher says money is also needed to push for legislative change that will protect the honey bee in Texas.

"In the State of Texas it is legal for you to walk out your door and exterminate a beehive. We would like to protect the honey bee similar to how the vulture is protected, where you first have to have cause to exterminate," says Schumacher.

If you have a swarm of honey bees on your property and need them removed or would like to place apiaries on your property, contact Central Texas Bee Rescue.

By Ashley Miller

Black And Yellow Gala To Benefit Bees

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