Press Releases

Honey, We’re Back: Hilltop Honey rebuilds Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Bee Exhibit After Mistakenly Contaminated by Pesticides

On June 16th, the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum will host a ”Honey We’re Back”  celebration from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM to commemorate the return of the honeybee hive exhibit to the arboretum.  The arboretum's bee keeper, Joe Lelinho of Hilltop Honey, LLC, will be on hand to answer questions about the hive, and also have great bee products available for purchase including honey and beeswax-based items. 

The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum’s honeybee hive exhibit was mistakenly sprayed with pesticides in early May, 2012 which killed the Queen and caused the drones to devour their eggs and leave the hive. Subsequent to the spraying, beekeeper Lelinho saved all viable bees and took them back to his hives located in North Caldwell, NJ.  Lelinho has rebuilt the hive, introduced a new queen to the colony and will be bring it back to the arboretum for their welcome home party.  The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum is confident that this hive will be as vibrant and robust as its previous one. 

"Bees are not pests.  They play an important role in pollinating flowering plants, and are a vital component to the health of trees, crops, and flowers.  It is estimated that one third of the human food supply depends on insect pollination most of which is accomplished by bees," said Joe Lelinho. "People should not fear honeybees, rather should welcome them as an irreplaceable component in the environment we live in."

Sign Up for E-News

“While the damage to the hive is truly a tragedy, we believe it is also an opportunity to engage in a conversation with our neighbors and the community about the role that bees play in the environmental health of our communities,” said Judy Trigg, Executive Director of the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum.  “The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum is dedicated to helping the community to better understand environmental issues such as the importance of bees in pollinating crops and orchards.” 

To help fund the restoration of the bee exhibit, the community can adopt bees -- 100 bees for $25,  250 bees for $50, 600 bees for $100, 1000 bees for $150.  All donations are tax deductible.  

For additional information about the “Honey, We’re Back” celebration, to adopt a bee or to make a general donation contact the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum at 973-376-3587 or visit us on the web at 


TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Save $2.50 on Next Visit to Livingston Car Wash

July 17, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Drivers can save $2.50 the next time they get their vehicle cleaned at Livingston Car Wash.

Come to Livingston Car Wash at 111 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue for a car wash and $2.50 will be discounted from the regular price.

$100 OFF per Week for Summer Camp Now!

Guerrero Marital Arts is now offering an 8-week summer camp for summer 2018!

Pick which weeks you want!

Camp Weeks are:

July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27

Includes the following:

Fun (through Sports, Play and Games)
Field Trips (may cost extra)
Life Lessons
Reading Time
Martial Arts
A great place to ...

Upcoming Events


Sat, July 21, 12:30 PM

CycleBar Livingston, Livingston

Bike for the Bean

Giving Back Health & Wellness


Sat, July 21, 7:30 PM

Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge, SHORT HILLS

Solid Gold with Bobby Valli at Par 440

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Man Stabbed in Valley Section of West Orange

July 18, 2018

WEST ORANGE – A West Orange man was stabbed Sunday evening during an attack in The Valley section of the township, according to officials.

Police were called the 300 block of Valley Road around 5:45 p.m. on a report of an aggravated assault. The 28-year-old victim was stabbed during an attack by a group of individuals who later fled the scene, according to township spokeswoman Susan ...

Public Invited to Essex County Opioid Use Prevention Task Force Meeting

July 15, 2018

CALDWELL, NJ — All Essex County residents, mayors and councils, law enforcement members, school officials, clergy members, civic organizations and more are invited to join in the next Essex County Opioid Use Prevention Task Force meeting on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to discuss how the Essex County communities can join work together to eradicate this epidemic.

The meeting will be held at the ...

Extra Time

It was close to 70 minutes into the match and I had to go to the bathroom.  Badly.

As fans watching the World Cup know too well, bathroom breaks are a serious dilemma, especially for those who don’t have a TV in the loo.  This biological necessity is exasperated by beer, which during World Cup matches also fuels a strong propensity to throw chairs and instigate riots.

5 Simple Ways to Save Water this Summer

According to the L.A. Times, the average American uses an estimated 98 gallons of water EACH day.  

Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...