Sat, Sep 10|
CT Forest and Park Association
What Do Our Bees Really Need?
Learn about the nitty gritty details of life as a bee, visit a garden hosting some pollinator friends, and discover how we can live in harmony with these important creatures.
Time & Location
Sep 10, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
CT Forest and Park Association , 16 Meriden Rd, Rockfall, CT 06481, USA
About the event
Did you know that Connecticut has 378 species of bees – and honey bees are only one species? Bees are important to us for producing honey and wax and pollinating our crops, and they also are important to the health of our environment, pollinating our native wild plants. We get many of our ideas about bees from what we know about honey bees, but honey bees are very different from our native wild bees. Learn about the life cycles of bees, where they live, and what plants they need to thrive, and how to protect them from pesticides. Entomologist Dr. Kimberly Stoner will provide a wide overview of bee life cycles and the diversity of species in her presentation. This event will include a guided tour (hopefully) of many native pollinators visiting the native plantings located around the CFPA headquarters
Please arrive on time. Masks optional but watch for updates in case CDC guidelines change.