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MUN Botanical Garden celebrating pollinators

“Really Saving the Bees: Newfoundland and Labrador’s Native Pollinators and How to Encourage Them in Your Garden” is a talk at Memorial University Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Rd., Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
The Memorial University Botanical Garden and the Newfoundland and Labrador Beekeeping Association are hosting activities to celebrate pollinators this Saturday, Aug. 18. - 123RF Stock Photo

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Pollinators will get some much-deserved love at the MUN Botanical Garden this Saturday, Aug. 18.

The garden is teaming with the Newfoundland and Labrador Beekeeping Association (NLBKA) to celebrate Pollinator Day.

Pollinators help over 80 per cent of the world’s flowering plants make seeds or fruit.

More than 200,000 species of insects worldwide act as pollinators. A wide variety of bees, butterflies, and flies and other pollinators are found in Newfoundland and Labrador.

There will be lots to see and do at the event and visitors are encouraged to dress up as their favourite pollinator.

The day’s activities include honey tasting, tours to the beehive, making a bee house, a pollinator photo booth, a display of beekeeping equipment and sales of beeswax candles.

There will also be an opportunity to support the NLBKA and to provide early food for bees by ordering spring bulbs.

More information is available on the MUN Botanical Garden’s website at www.mun.ca/botgarden.

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