XHO122 POWER TO THE POLLINATORS!
Saturday, April 7th 9am-12noon
Suffolk Community College, Farming and Gardening Continuing Ed
Introduce yourself to Long Island’s pollinators including bumble bees, leafcutter bees, mason bees, squash bees, and even flies! There are close to 450 different bee species in New York State – these are the superheroes of our gardens and farms. Wild bees are 2-3 times more effective at pollinating than honeybees. Honeybees supplement the work of wild bees, not the other way around. Join veteran beekeeper Laura Klahre (Blossom Meadow Farm) to discuss why and specifically which gentle pollinators will be most advantageous for higher yields and larger, more well-rounded produce. Specific actions you can take to put more food on your table and support bee populations (e.g., flowers to plant, types of habitat to provide, and advanced bee ranching efforts) will be discussed. You will be provided with a bee bundle kit for the course. (1 meeting)
|33495||Eastern (Riverhead)||Saturday||April 7th||9:00am-12:00pm||Shinnecock Bldg., 208|