Hendersonville Bee City USA Celebrates Pollinator Month In June

Schedule of Events

June is Pollinator Month -- a celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles, and other species that help pollinate more than 1,200 crops. That means one out of every three bites of food you eat is there because of pollinators!  In addition, about 90% of all wild plants and trees rely on pollinators for the survival of their species.  Because of this, pollinators also support healthy ecosystems that clean the air, stabilize soils, and support other wildlife.  During June, at events of all kinds in Henderson County, people can learn more about why we need pollinators and how pollinators need us!

Pollinator Month activities provide gardening tips, allow participants to help remove invasive plants and restore habitats, provide information about keeping honey bees, explain the fascinating world of plant-pollinator interactions, and offer a wetland walk to observe native plants and pollinators in action.  Pollinator Month updates are available by liking the Hendersonville Bee City USA page at https://www.facebook.com/beecityhendersonville/.  Complete Schedule of Events

Hendersonville’s Pollinator Month events are coordinated by Hendersonville Bee City USA, a program of the City of Hendersonville Tree Board and the Environmental Sustainability Board

For more information, please contact Kim Bailey, Pollinator Month coordinator, beecityhendersonville@gmail.com or Mary Jo Padgett, PR, maryjo@maryjopadgett.com.

Posted by Tammie D Monday, June 4, 2018 8:36:00 AM