Local beekeeping associations, master gardeners, 4-H, metroparks, libraries, botanical gardens, and more have an opportunity to increase awareness and understanding, and share the value and beauty of honey bees and native pollinators in your community June 22-28, 2020.
Ideas for activities in your community:
• Give a presentation about honey bees at the library
• Plant seeds for pollinators at the community garden
• Host an educational table at your local park
• Have your Mayor pronounce National Pollinator Week in your community
• Meet with your mosquito control board to protect public health & pollinators
• Hold a honey tasting at the natural food store in town
• Invite the public to your club meeting
• Give a honey bee presentation to a Scout group
• Host an educational table at the zoo, conservatory garden, museum
• Meet with your City Council member and educate them about honey bees and pollinator forage. Learn how to become a Bee City USA.
• Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper about the value of honey bees and the delicious, nutritious food they make possible.
• Read a book about honey bees to a children’s group at the library
• Be creative! Collaborate with other community groups and educate the community about honey bees and native pollinators!