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The Pollinator Partnership is proud to announce that June 16-22, 2014 has been designated National Pollinator Week by the U.S. Department of Interior.

The Pollinator Partnership is also proud to announce that June 16-22, 2014 has been designated National Pollinator Week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

 

United States

Arkansas
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Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival
June 20-21, 8 am
Our future flies on the wings of pollinators! Enjoy a celebration of butterflies during the 18th annual butterfly festival, a family-friendly event at the highest point in Arkansas. Enjoy garden tours, a popular Bug Bonanza featuring crafts and live insects, insect games, and a plant sale. Watch as hummingbirds are banded by experts right before your eyes. Don't miss the special concert that closes out the festival!
16878 S Hwy 309, Paris, AR 72855, USA
California
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Bee Farm Volunteer Work Party & Spring Honey Sale
Sat June 21, 12 Noon-4PM
Join San Francisco Bee-Cause for our monthly Volunteer Work Party and celebrate National Pollinator Week at The Bee Farm. 

VOLUNTEER:  There will be plenty of volunteer tasks to do, and we provide water, snacks, gardening gloves, gardening tools and other items.  Bring your own water bottle and a hat/sunglasses, and wear layered clothing.  

SEE & TALK BEES:  Our Beekeeping Apprentices will be on hand with an observation hive of live honey bees to answer your questions and talk about bees and our 2-year beekeeping apprenticeship program.  You can walk the outside perimeter of our apiary, see the honey bee colonies that produced the honey you can buy that day, and observe honey bees and native bees foraging on the flowers of our apiary berm plants.

KIDS:  Each child gets a free sticker and honey straw.

BUY OUR HYPER-LOCAL HONEY:  We will be selling our Spring Honey -- produced by our Bee Farm honey bee colonies from the nectar of spring flowers.  $10 or $15, Cash only.  All proceeds support our non-profit.
San Bruno Ave (@Ordway), San Francisco CA 94124
Honey Tasting and Pollinator’s Tour
Saturday, June 28, 1-3pm
In celebration of Pollinator's Week, join us in the Native Garden stone circle for an array of honey flavors and textures harvested by local beekeeper Robert Mackimmie from City Bees, a guided pollinator's garden tour, and a discussion of Urban Beekeeping. Join the SF Beekeeper's Association on beeswax candle making demos as well as other bee related crafts.

Meet at the Garden of California Native Plants

More about City Bees

City Bees™ got started in 1996 with four sustainable, long-term goals:

-Assist threatened bee populations with recent health challenges.
-Pollinate regionally by disseminating local bee populations.
-Enhance lives by providing colony co-habitation in city backyard gardens.
-Create unique and distinctive honeys from select neighborhoods and historic locations in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

More about the SF Beekeeper's Association

Aside from our monthly meetings and our participation or sponsorship of other honey bee related events, SFBA can refer you to members who offer honey bee related services. These include honey bee swarm removal, educational presentations to school and community groups, and extraction of honey bee colonies from within structures. The Association was established in 1976 and has continued to teach and promote responsible urban beekeeping.
San Francisco, CA 94122 USA
Bird Walk with Wild Birds Unlimited
June 18, 8:30am
Visit White Point Nature Preserve to observe birds with Bob Shanman of Wild Birds Unlimited while walking along the trail. Free. No RSVP Required.
1600 W Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro, CA, 90731
Outdoor Volunteer Day
June 20, 9am-noon
Contribute to the successful restoration of this rare coastal bluff habitat with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. RSVP required. Contact Adrienne Mohan at amohan@pvplc.org or call (310) 541-7613.
Abalone Cove, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 90275, Los Angeles County
Native Bee Hike!
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Join Ranger Lisa and University of San Diego graduate student James Hung for this enlightening event. James has documented patterns of bee biodiversity degradation in fragmented landscape of southwestern San Diego County and studied the effects of some non-native species on pollination of native plants. He will be able to catch some of them for the attendees to look at up close!
Par 4 Drive, El Cajon, CA, 92019
Outdoor Volunteer Day
June 21, 9am-noon
Help the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy preserve native plants at White Point Nature Preserve. We need your help to combat the threat of invasive weeds. RSVP required.
White Point Nature Preserve,  1600 W Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro, CA, 90731, Los Angeles County
The Buzz About Bees at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturdays, May 31st-June 28th, 9am-1pm
Honeybees do much more than just make honey. They play a critical role in our food system, pollinating a third of the crops we eat. Get to know our buzz-worthy friends and learn how we can help protect them through family-friendly games and activities. Pick up some California native pollinator seed mix, so you can nourish the bees in your neighborhood.
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA
UCB Bee Garden Workday and Party!
June 20, 2014 10am to 5pm
The Urban Bee Lab's bee-evaluation garden at the Oxford Tract at the University of California, Berkeley will be hosting a garden workday and party from 10am to 5pm.  Guests are invited to help cleanup the garden by spending time weeding and trimming plants, but are also welcome to simply visit the garden, spend time creating art in the garden, play music in the garden, and photograph as many bees and flowers as possible!  Members of the Urban Bee Lab will be on hand and encourage you to bring your garden gloves and get your hands dirty while we bee-utify the garden for the summer/fall bees.
Walnut St. between Virginia and Delaware, Berkeley, CA 94720
iNaturalist Citizen Science Workshop
June 21, 9-11am
June 21, 9-11am Join Dr. Greg Pauly, Assistant Curator of Herpetology from the Natural History Museum as he presents information on Italian wall lizard population emerging in the San Pedro area, and  introduces the new frontier of citizen science with iNaturalist to get the community involved in observing local lizards and other wildlife. Workshop includes lecture inside Nature Center and walk on nature preserve.Free. RSVP required. Contact 31-541-7613 or email info@pvplc.org for more information.
White Point Nature Preserve and Education Center,  1600 W Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro, CA, 90731, Los Angeles County
Honey Bee Haven open house
June 20, 5:30 to 7pm
Join the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven in celebrating National Pollinator Week.  Events include:
Bee observation and ID demonstrations
Garden tours to learn about the best plants for bees
Honey tasting
Observation bee hive
Free zinnia seeds to all visitors while they last
Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, Bee Biology Road, Davis, CA, USA
Colorado
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Pollinator Week
June 21 10-2
The Colorado State Beekeepers Association, along with its partner, BBB Seed, will be sponsoring pollinator booths at participating nurseries on Saturday, June 21 from 10-2.  A list of participating nurseries can be found here:  http://coloradobeekeepers.org/pollinator-week-2/
Front Range
Free Screening of "More Than Honey"
Saturday, June 21st at 7 PM
Saturday, June 21 at 7 pm - Louisville Middle School, FREE Screening of “More Than Honey” Film. Pollination Planet will be screening the film, “More Than Honey,” an award-winning film about the global bee decline.  Director Markus Imhoof takes us on a trip around the world to meet people living and working with honeybees: almond growers in California, a Swiss mountain beekeeper, a German neuroscientist investigating bee brains, a pollen dealer in China, and bee researchers in Australia.  We’ll have a demonstration honeybee hive and provide information on what people can do to help protect pollinators.
Louisville Middle School 1321 Main Street Louisville, CO 80027 USA
Florida
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Pollinator Week Kickoff: A Celebration of Pollinators
June 16th at 9am
Florida International University's Agroecology Program and Dr. Suzanne Koptur, Professor in the Biology Department, are hosting weeklong activities to educate students about pollinator and plant interactions. The event will kick off on Monday morning at 9m with a special lecture by Dr. Suzanne Koptur in FIU | MMC | WC 130. During the lecture and discussion, Dr. Suzanne Koptur will consider not only the importance of pollination in the life cycle of flowering plants, but how those clever plants get animals to carry their pollen to their mates.
FIU MMC WC 130, Miami, FL 33199
USF BG Butterfly, Herb and Native Plant Fair
June 14 10a-4p; June 15 10a-3p
Kick off National Pollinator Week at the University of South Florida Botanical Gardens 16th Annual Butterfly, Herb and Native Plant Fair.
Saturday June 14, 10am-4pm and Sunday June 15, 10am-3pm. 
$5 general admission; children under 12 and USFBG members FREE.  FREE parking. 
Workshops on Saturday:  11am - Native Plants; Noon - Butterfly Garden tour and talk; Noon - Intro to Beekeeping; 1pm - Growing Herbs
FREE Children's activity area; Vendors with butterfly plants, herbs and native plants for sale - experts to answer your gardening questions.  Beekeepers and Butterfly Garden curators on hand.
Mapquest address:  12210 USF PIne Drive Tampa FL  33612
813-974-2329  http://gardens.usf.edu for more information
12210 USF Pine Drive, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
National Pollinator Day
June 21, 2014, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
This event will showcase local area vendors and exhibitors. We'll have family friendly presentations and guided pollinator hikes.
505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082
Beekeepers at "Taste of the Tropics"
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
The Treasure Coast Beekeepers Association is hosting a bee and pollinator awareness booth at the Taste of the Topics event at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens in Port St. Lucie, FL. The event will be held Saturday, June 21, 2014, from 9am to 3 pm. The booth will provide educational information about honey bees and native bees and other important pollinators. The booth will also offer honey tasting, featuring more than a dozen different varietal honeys. The event is free and open to the public.
2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd, Port St Lucie, FL 34952
Idaho
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Benefit the Bees
06.14.2014 1-5 pm
Packets of bee friendly flower seeds to be given away at our winery tasting room
16645 plum Caldwell ID 83607
Illinois
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The Buzz on Pollinators
6-28-14 10am-2pm
The Buzz on Pollinators is a free family event at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County's. The event will be held at the Mayslake Peabody Estate. Participants will learn about native pollinators, take a naturalist-guided hike to find pollinators in action,  visit with the DuPage County Forest Preserve's beekeepers, and plant milkweed seeds for their gardens. There will be activities and crafts for children.
1717 W 31st  Street Oakbrook, Illinois 60523 USA
Buzzing About the Prairie
June 18, 2014 9:30 AM
June 18 at 9:30 AM.  It's National Pollinator Week, so please join us to discover why birds, bees, butterflies, and other insects are so important to all gardens, not just the prairie!  Capture some pollinators as we use sweep nets, look at them through magnified containers and release them before helping to plant a pollinator garden.  You can transfer your new-found knowledge and skills to your own garden!
30239 S. State Route 53, Wilmington, IL  60481  USA
Bees & Beekeepers @ Work
6/15/14 10:30 - Noon
Curious about bees and beekeeping? Join us on Sunday from 10:30- Noon as our beekeepers demonstrate techniques with active beehives and explain their work. As well as their importance as pollinators for our food sources.
300 N. Central Park Ave., Chicago, IL, 60624, USA
Butterfly Monitors at Work
Sunday, June 15th, 11:30am-12:30pm
Join us on Sunday, June 15th to celebrate the National Pollinator Week and learn about one of the nation's most popular pollinators: the Monarch Butterfly! Every weekend our citizen scientist volunteers are stationed on the Blue Stone Terrace to share their expertise and answer questions about these fluttering and fleeting insects. Discover the life cycle, habitat and migration of these beloved bugs and learn about the Conservatory's role in a national citizen science project during this free public demonstration.
300 N. Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL, 60624, USA
National Pollinator Week in Champaign-Urbana
June 14-22
National Pollinator Week in Champaign-Urbana 
                                                                                                                                               
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public!

Saturday June 7, 14, and 21
Market at the Square in Urbana
7:00 AM-12:00 PM                                                                                                                                                                                  
Visit our booth at the Urbana Farmer's Market to learn about the status of pollinators in North America and how you can help.

June 16-22
Pollinator Food Guides at Common Ground Food Co-op
All during National Pollinator Week, Common Ground Food Co-op will have guides all around the store indicating which of the items need pollinators! Stop in and see how much of the food you eat on a daily basis wouldn't exist without out bees, flies, birds, and bats!

Pollinator Menu at Big Grove Tavern
From June 16-22, Big Grove Tavern will have all of their pollinated dishes labeled on their menu! Stop on in for brunch, lunch, or dinner to see which of your favorite menus items are made possible because of pollinators!

Pollinator Pizza at Pizza M
During this year’s Pollinator Week, you will be able to pick up a special “Pollinator Pizza” from Pizza M, with delicious ingredients that would exist without pollinators!


Saturday, June 14
Pollinator Doughnut at Pandamonium Doughnuts
7:00 AM-12:00 PM                                                                                                                                                                                 
Visit Pandamonium Doughnuts at their booth at Urbana Market at the Square on June 14 and you can pick up a tasty “Pollinator Doughnut” made with special pollinated ingredients! 

Sunday, June 15
Pollination Fascination lecture series: Michelle Duennes presents “Finding new bumble bee species: Modern species-seeking and exploration”
U of I Pollinatarium, NE of the corner of Lincoln & Windsor
2:00 PM-3:00 PM                                                                                                                                                                                    Michelle Duennes is a PhD Candidate in the lab of Dr. Sydney Cameron in the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois. She studies the evolution of bumble bees in the mountains of Mexico and Central America and will present a travelogue of her adventures finding new species of bumble bees and experiences doing field work throughout Latin America. This lecture is part of the Pollination Fascination lecture series at the U of I Pollinatarium.

Monday, June 16
Urbana Free Library: VIP (Very Important Pollinators)!
10:00AM-10:45AM                                                                                                                                                                                   Join Lesley, from the UIUC Pollinatarium, to celebrate National Pollinator Week and find out why plants and pollinators are so important. The event will include story telling and pollinator-friendly seeds will be available to take home for free! For children in elementary school.

Tuesday, June 17
Pollinator Tasting at Common Ground Food Co-op
5:00PM-7:00PM                                                                                                                                                                                       This Tuesday’s tasting will be pollinator-themed! Some of the graduate students involved in making the “Pollinator Guides” you’ll see all around the store will be available to answer questions and serve up some interesting pollinated samples for you to enjoy.

Wednesday, June 18
Douglass Branch Library: Pollinators with Paws
3:00PM-4:00PM                                                                                                                                                                                       Celebrate National Pollinator Week with Lesley Deem from the U of I Pollinatarium. Learn about pollinators who have paws rather than wings, such as geckos and the honey possum, then try being a pollinator yourself! This event will feature story-telling, honey-tastings, and is for school-age kids.

The Pollinator Round at Trivia Night at Pizza M
7:00PM-9:00PM                                                                                                                                                                                       Test your knowledge of pollinators in a pollinator-themed round of trivia at Trivia Night at Pizza M!

Thursday, June 19
The Amazing Honey Bee by Maggie Wachter
6:00PM-8:00PM                                                                                                                                                                                       The honey bee has been pollinating flowers and making honey for millions of years.  Beekeeper Maggie Wachter will take us inside the hive to discuss the evolution of the honey bee, its life cycle and how bees make honey. Some man-made and natural threats to honey bee survival will be discussed.  This class is intended for gardeners, new beekeepers and anyone interested in protecting the environment.

Sunday, June 22
Pollination Celebration!
U of I Pollinatarium, NE of the corner of Lincoln & Windsor
12:00-2:00 PM
Join us for our yearly celebration of pollinators at the U of I Pollinatarium! This event will feature arts and crafts for kids, story-telling, a honey tasting, and guests are free to stroll through our restored native prairie.

Nurturing Native Bees Workshop
U of I Pollinatarium, NE of the corner of Lincoln & Windsor
2:00-3:30 PM
Join us for a free workshop on how to identify the bees living in your own backyard and how you can help them by providing nesting habitat for them. Participants will make and receive their own native bee house. Supplies are limited, so if you can, bring your own plastic, metal, or glass cylinder (tennis ball can, coffee can, etc.) and we'll provide the bamboo shoots you'll need to give those bees a save and loving home! We'll also show you house to make a native bee house out of wood.

A Special Cello Performance by Samuel Araya
U of I Pollinatarium, NE of the corner of Lincoln & Windsor
3:30-4:30 PM
Samuel Araya of the Community Center for the Arts will give a special cello performance to end our week-long celebration of National Pollinator Week!
Champaign-Urbana, IL
Indiana
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Butterfly Count
7/12/14, starts 9:30 am
Volunteers will do a "butterfly inventory" of the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge.
12985 e. U.S. Hwy. 50, Seymour, IN  47274
Iowa
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A Bee Celebration Day!
June 21, 2014 from 10AM to 1PM
JUNE 21, 2014
from 10am to 1pm at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji, IA
Join us for FREE FAMILY FUN. Including active hive inspection and great speakers. Indoor beehive / Awesome make'n takes for kids. Learn why pollinators are so important!
170th St, Okoboji, IA, 51355. United States of America
Louisiana
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The Good, the Bad, The Ugly
9:00-12:00pm
The Gardens of the American Rose Center, Louisiana Ag Center, and the Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners present a Seminar which discusses how to attract and keep beneficial insects into your garden. The theme "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" considers the role insects/pollinators play in gardening, crop production, and the world-wide crisis in declining pollinators. This seminar covers Integrated Pest Management with n emphasis on organic gardening as a methold of recognizing the value of insects in our environment. A workshop follows where interested participants may build and stuff a 'bug hotel'.
Shreveport, LA
Maine
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Bee Sustainable Pollinator Workshop
June 21, 9am until 12:30pm
Join us for the Bee Sustainable Pollinator Workshop!
Pollinators include bees, birds, butterflies, bats, and beetles. They are vital to sustainable agriculture and healthy ecosystems. Pollinators also support terrestrial wildlife and help to keep our watersheds healthy. In the United States, insects pollinate crops that produce between $20 billion and $30 billion worth of products annually! In this free workshop, you will learn about the importance of pollinators, pollinator habitat, and conservation assistance programs to encourage pollinators on your farm or in your garden. Take home valuable advice and a native plant list so that you can support these beneficial insects on your land. The Bee Sustainable Pollinator Workshop will be held on Saturday, June 21st from 9 am until 12:30pm. This workshop, hosted by the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District (PCSWCD), in partnership with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Piscataquis County Office and sponsored by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), will be held at the American Legion Hall Post 29, 78 Park St., Dover-Foxcroft followed by an outdoor session at a local landowner’s property.
78 Park St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426, USA
Polynesian Pollination Celebration
06/13/2014 6:00 p.m.
Spread some Seeds to Help the Bees! What do ukeleles, seed balls, dancing, local honey, farmers, grass skirts, live music and delicious ham & pineapple pizza have in common? They'll all be at Sheepscot General from 6 to 8 pm on Friday June 13th for the Polynesian Pollination Celebration of Whitefield, Maine.
98 Townhouse Rd., Whitefield, Maine 04353
Maryland
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Pollinator Planters -- Flower Pot Stops for Pollinators
Saturday, June 28, 2014  7-9 pm
A Planter Workshop -- For Adults--Drinks and appetizers will be served

We'll provide pots, plants, potting soil, gardening gloves, and tools. An experienced plants-woman will lead the workshop. It all takes place in Baltimore in our residential rain garden planted with native plants. Bring your friends and join us for an evening of planting, drinks and appetizers while creating a pollinator haven in a decorated clay pot.
The cost to participants is $40.00 for the medium planter (approx. 12x14x12") or $75.00 for the large planter (approx. 18x20x18"). Participants will leave with the filled planter, instructions for care and more information about pollinators.
Evans Chapel Road Baltimore, MD 21211 USA
Pollinator Party at the Silver Spring Farmer's Market
June 21, 9am -1pm
Meet the Pollinators of Silver Spring, Maryland at the Silver Spring Farmers Market.  Join Silver Spring Green, Brookside Nature Center, and local author Alison Gillespie to celebrate, honor and learn about our local bees.  Come to our booth at the Farmers Market and learn about how these incredible insects provide us with one out of every three mouthfuls of food we eat.  Find out how to help and protect them.  We'll have displays and crafts about honey bees and native bees for the whole family to enjoy.  Alison Gillespie will also have copies of her new book, Hives in the City: Keeping Honey Bees Alive in an Urban World.
Ellsworth Dr. between Fenton St. and Georgia Ave. MD 20910 USA
Massachusetts
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Cranberry Blossom Festival
6/28/14 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Cranberry Blossom Festival is a unique opportunity for locals and visitors to view the beauty of the bogs during one of the most picturesque and important times of year. This agricultural experience covers the history of cranberry industry, the importance of pollination, a discussion of what the plant needs during each season, and allows for plenty of photographs, questions and answers.  Other activities will be offered during the event include a self-guided nature walk, a selection of local crafters and food vendors, free wagon rides, and an agriculturally inspired scavenger hunt.  All attendees will receive a goodie bag filled with educational and inspirational materials.
100 Rosebrook Way, Wareham, MA 02571
Boston's 4th Annual Tour de Hives
Saturday June 21 9:00am-
The 4th Annual Boston Tour de Hives will engage, educate and enchant you with a first-hand look at honeybees in hives across the city, and will be guided by the humans who tend them. On Saturday June 21st come celebrate the bees on this auspicious Summer Solstice during National Pollinator Week! Hives in North Cambridge, Fresh Pond, and Newton will be featured on this year's tour, which you will visit by bicycle.

Highlights of this year's tour include (not necessarily in this order)....
Site A: tending <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beehive#Warr.C3.A9_hives">warre hives</a> at an urban elementary school, chat with teachers
Site B: honeybees and fruit at an assisted living facility, speak with residents and their beekeeper
LUNCH: Featuring <a href="http://commonwheels-org.squarespace.com/commontools/">Commonwheels Bicycle Collective</a> with a free DIY bike-maintenance skill share, including free tool use
Site C: backyard beekeeping, hear from a Newton family about their home honey production
Site D: beekeeping at Fresh Pond Reservoir in Cambridge

We will gather together at John F. Kennedy Park in Cambridge at 9:00am, divide into 4 groups and visit 2 local apiaries, convening as a large group for lunch before splitting off into 4 groups again for the final 2 sites. At each site, you will have the chance to hear from local beekeepers and meet their bees! The total ride will be ~15 miles, broken up by hive visits, snacks and lunch (no single leg will be longer than 5 miles).

Please bring a bag lunch, bicycle, helmet, and water bottle!

Don't have a bike? No problem! Rent one from <a href="http://www.urbanadventours.com/">Urban AdvenTours</a> at a discounted price of $20 when you mention Tour de Hives. A one-day, $20 rental is good for 24 hours. Bikes can be picked up on June 20th during <a href="http://www.urbanadventours.com/">UA's</a> store hours and dropped off after the Tour during their hours. <a href="http://www.urbanadventours.com/">UA</a> is located at 103 Atlantic Ave  Boston, MA 02110.

The registration fee of $20 covers snacks and an event T-shirt (organic & hand-printed by a local artist). Pre-register today if you want to be sure to get a spot on the tour (and a T-shirt)! While no one will bee denied TdH access for lack of funds, once we reach capacity we will regrettably have to close registration. Please contact us if the suggested registration fee of $20 is prohibitive for you. Any proceeds raised will bee reinvested in education & outreach initiatives by the Boston Area Beekeepers Association (formerly Boston Beekeepers Club).

Many thanks to this year's supporting sponsors!
*<a href="http://followthehoney.com">Follow the Honey</a>
*<a href="www.ferriswheelsbikeshop.com">Ferris Wheels</a>
John F Kennedy Park, Cambridge, MA 02138
Michigan
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MSU Bee Palooza 2014
June 22, 1-4pm
Celebrate National Pollinator Week at the 3rd Annual Bee Palooza! Learn about the 400 bee species found in Michigan, view the inner workings of honey bee and bumble bee colonies, learn how to build nesting boxes for solitary bees, and about bee-friendly gardening. A variety of kid-friendly pollinator activities will be offered as well, including face-painting. Hosted by the MSU Department of Entomology and the MSU Horticulture Gardens. This event is FREE! For more information and updates, visit our 2014 MSU Bee Palooza page on Facebook.
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Minnesota
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Pollination Celebration
June 21, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cascade Meadow is fluttering with excitement to observe National Pollinator Week with a celebration of pollinating Bees, Butterflies, Bats, and Birds! You're invited to the 2nd annual Pollination Celebration at Cascade Meadow on Saturday, June 21, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Plus, admission to this fantastic Rochesterfest event is free!

What will you experience at the Pollination Celebration? Exhibitors from across Minnesota will help you discover the plants and animals that sweeten the world through pollination:

Minnesota Zoo including a visit from the Zoomobile!
South East Minnesota Beekeepers Association
Zumbro Valley Audubon Society
Sargent’s Gardens
Minnesota Master Gardeners
Rochester Storm Water Management
Monarch Joint Venture University of Minnesota
HeeJune Shin Fine Art
And more!

It will be fun for the whole family; Rochester Chapter of Minnesota Master Naturalists will host the children’s activities. Lunch will be available for purchase from the Kasson-Mantorville Lions Club.

Mark your calendar for June 21 and we'll see you there!
2900 19th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901
Missouri
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St. Louis Urban Gardening Symposium
June 21st from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The symposium will feature a series of 25-minute workshops on a variety of topics, including Butterfly Gardening.  The Butterfly Gardening workshop will include information about the important role butterflies play in pollination, what kinds of native plants provide food and habitat for butterflies (especially Monarchs) and how residents can incorporate butterfly gardens into their own yards and landscape.
4646 Shenandoah Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63110, USA
Sprouts and Roots Summer Camp
June 16 to June 19, 8 a.m to 4 p.m.
The Native Plants Program at Lincoln University is sponsoring a Summer Camp  with the involvement of 19 children, ages 9 to 12. Children were introduced to native pollinators and the importance of establishing native plants even in urban areas. They are being taught that without the presence of pollinators we would not have a colorful and tasty diet. At the community garden also at Lincoln University, they observed common milkweed and many other native plants visited by monarch butterflies, other butterflies, bees, beetles and other insects. They thanked the pollinators after tasting some of the native black raspberries that they harvest from plants grown at the community garden. Based on pre and post testing we found out that 90% of the participating kids know several species of milkweeds now.
900 Chestnut Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101, United States
A Celebration of Honeybees at Powell Gardens
June 21, 2014 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Spend a day at Powell Gardens in celebration of
honeybees! Meet beekeepers, see an observation hive, try on beekeeping suits, do the
bee dance, learn about foods pollinated by bees, take home recipes and find out how
you can help protect these valuable pollinators.

And don't miss these activities:
- StoneLion Puppets Present Backyard Buggin’, 10:30-11 a.m. 
- Midwestern Beekeepers Association Presentation on What it Takes to Be a Beekeeper,
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 
- Mead Tasting with 7 C’s Winery and Meadery, 2-4 p.m. ($5/five samples; must be 21
or older)

All Buzz activities (except the mead tasting) are included with admission to the
Gardens.
1609 NW U.S. Highway 50, Kingsville, Missouri, 64061  U.S.A.
New Jersey
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Garden Talk: "Bee" Part of the Solution to the Pollination Problem
Saturday, June 14, 2014, 10 AM to 11 AM
Join us for a presentation in the garden, led by Megan Reger, 7th grade student and Girl Scout Silver Award candidate. Explore the butterfly and pollinator garden, learn why pollinators are in trouble, and discover how you can help to improve habitat for pollinators. The program was designed for students in grades 2 to 5, but siblings and parents are welcome! Space is limited, therefore pre-registration is requested. Please call the Mercer County Soil Conservation District at 609-586-9603 to register. This program is free from charge.
Mercer County Soil Conservation District,  508 Hughes Drive, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690
New Mexico
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Pollinator Day at Albuquerque Botanic Garden June 21
June 21, 2014 - 10am-2pm
This event celebrates Pollinator Day at the Albuquerque BioPark's Botanic Garden from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, June 21, 2014.  The USFWS will have employees at tables set up with other pollinator outreach groups in the shade!  We will showcase specimens of native insect pollinators, provide brochures and information about pollinator conservation including insects, bats, and hummingbirds found in the Southwest, and give away this year's pollinator poster.  Come learn about pollinators with us!
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Wildflower & Pollinator Hikes
June 22 1:30 to 4:30 and 2:30-5:30
Two free Wildflower & Pollinator guided hikes are offered at Valles Caldera National Preserve on June 22 to celebrate National Pollinator Week!
Jemez Springs, New Mexico, USA
New York
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Intro Lecture on Honeybees and Organic Beekeeping
10am - 12:30pm
Learn about the lives of Honeybees. Hear about the current plight of Honeybee colonies, and understand the intrinsic value of nurturing these amazing creatures. For the general public, gardeners, and wanna-beekeepers.   Includes a visit into a working hive to experience the honeybee community.  $30 person, pre-regitration required.
Plains Road, New Paltz, NY
NYC Wildflower Week: Pollinator Week in Flatbush, Brooklyn
Saturday, June 21, 11am-12:30pm
Since 2005, Chris Kreussling, aka Flatbush Gardener, has transformed a dusty, weedy backyard into a garden oasis. His gardens now incorporate over 80 species of native trees, shrubs, ferns, grasses and wildflowers. He's documented the process on his gardening blog, Flatbush Gardener. In honor of National Pollinator Week, Chris will give us a behind-the-scenes tour!

And our NYC bee naturalist will help us identify some of the gardens' winged visitors, and review tips for creating an insect-friendly sustainable garden in urban settings.
Stratford Road at Matthews Court, Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY, 11218, U.S.
Pollinators of Brooklyn
Saturday, June 21 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (rain date Sunday, June 22)
NYC Wildflower Week is partnering with Chris Kreussling, aka Flatbush Gardener and a NYC bee naturalist to show New Yorkers how to create pollinator oases in urban spaces.

Since 2005, Chris has transformed a dusty, weedy backyard into a garden with over 50 species of native trees, shrubs, ferns, grasses and wildflowers. He's documented the process on his gardening blog, Flatbush Gardener. In honor of National Pollinator Week, Chris will give us a behind-the-scenes tour! We will also have a bee expert on hand to help us identify some of his garden’s winged visitors and review tips for creating an insect-friendly sustainable garden in urban settings.
Stratford Road at Matthews Court in Flatbush, Brooklyn
Grand Opening of The Pollination Station
June 17th at 4pm
June 17th at 4pm
Guernsey Memorial Library; Norwich, NY

The Pollination Station is a small garden designed to attract and feed pollinators of all kinds.  National Pollinator Awareness Week begins June 16th. Come show your appreciation for the bees, bugs, birds and butterflies that make our food possible! The garden is a collaborative effort between the Guernsey Memorial Library, the Master Gardener Volunteers of Chenango County and The Storm Farmily 4-H. 
Planned Activities: A Master Gardener led presentation on pollinators, books of all kinds about pollinators will be on display, learn how to use observation sheets and become a Citizen Scientist by keeping track of the pollinators you see and reporting them!
3 Court Street, Norwich, NY 13815
Intro Lecture on Honeybees and Organic Beekeeping
Sunday - June 22, 10am - 12:30pm
Learn about the lives of Honeybees. Hear about the current plight of Honeybee colonies, and understand the intrinsic value of nurturing these amazing creatures. For the general public, gardeners, and wanna-beekeepers.   Includes a visit into a working hive to experience the honeybee community.  $30 person, pre-regitration required.
Plains Road, New Paltz, NY
Nevada
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An Evening with Pollinators
'June 20
Join the Great Basin Community Food Co-op, UNR's Leonard Bee Lab, Nevada Bugs and Butterflies, and Local Bee Keepers for an evening of honey tastings, presentations on native pollinators, and a movie.
240 Court St, Reno, NV 89501
New Mexico
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ABQ BioPark Pollinator Celebration
Saturday, June 21st 10am - 2pm
Celebrate Pollinators at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden! Visit discovery stations to learn more about the diversity of pollinators, what they do for us, and what we can do for them. Visit with community partners like wildlife biologists from US Fish and Wildlife Service, the SeedBroadcast and more.

The Pollinator Celebration is included with admission.
ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden 2601 Central Ave NW Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104 USA
North Carolina
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Pollinator Sanctuary Tour
Monday-Thursday ( June 16, 17, 18, 19) 9:00 a.m.
The week of June 16, 2014 we officially open our Honey Bee and Pollinator Sanctuary and National Wildlife Habitat to the public. On Wednesday, June 18, we host a group of 20 4-H youth who will learn about our Honey Bee and Pollinator Pasture which is especially planted with food sources for many natural pollinators. The group will also view "alive-hive" honey bee beehive management. They will watch beekeeping, environmental and other learning videos.
7657 Blanch Road, Blanch, NC  27212,  Caswell County
Pollinator Festival
6/21/14 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
June 16–23 is National Pollinator Week. Lake Crabtree is excited to host its second annual Pollinator Festival, featuring games, crafts and all sorts of other activities celebrating everything that pollinators do for us and the rest of the planet. There'll be prizes and other cool stuff for you to take home. Preregistration is not required.
Show up any time for some family fun.
1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville, NC 27560, USA
Father's Day Garden and Pollinator Tour
Sunday June 15, 1 - 5 pm
Asheville GreenWorks annual Father's Day tour of area gardens and landscapes, this year featuring pollinator - friendly plants and practices, part of Pollination Celebration! 2014 -- marking two years as the country's first Bee City USA designee.
Asheville NC
Importance of Native Plants & Native Pollinators
16 June, 6 p.m.
16 June 2014, 6 p.m., talk on IMPORTANCE OF NATIVE PLANTS & NATIVE POLLINATORS in Transylvania County

Speakers also from habitat certifying organizations: Bee City, NC Native Plant Society, Monarch Watch, Audabon, National Wildlife Federation

CELEBRATE OUR Native POLLINATORS and their Native PLANTS!
CES conference Rm, 98 E Morgan, Brevard NC
Honey Tasting
Monday June 16, time TBA
Honey tasting from around the world - part of a week long Pollination Celebration! 2014 marking two years since Asheville became the country's first Bee City USA designee.
Asheville Bee Charmer, 707 Haywood Rd, Asheville NC 28806
Challenges for Today's Beekeepers
Tuesday, June 17, 6:30 pm
Henderson County Beekeepers will co-host, along with BeeCityUSA, this special evening with Dr. Jeff Pettis, lead researcher of the USDA-ARS Bee Laboratory (Beltsville MD.) All area beekeepers are encouraged to attend and hear Dr. Pettis' report on current research and to ask any and all questions.
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759
The Hive and the Honey Bee
Friday, June 13, 6-9 pm
Womancraft presents "The Hive and the Honeybee" a collection of paintings and handmade crafts promoting a variety of polinators and featuring North Carolina’s state insect, the Honeybee.
Please join the artists of Womancraft at their new location in Carrboro on Friday, June 13 during the 2nd Friday Artwalk from 6:00-9:00 pm for a reception celebrating art and the importance of all pollinators including butterflies, bats, birds and beetles.
An observation hive will be on display during the reception.
300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510
Give Bees a Chance: The Pollination Puzzle
Wed June 18, 6 PM
Conversations with Dr. Jeff Pettis, lead researcher of the USDA Bee Lab in Beltsville MD, and leader of the consortium of six universities, the Dept of Defense and the EPA charged with investigating and identifying the cause(s) of the current devastating honey bee declines. Program is preceded by wine reception, exhibit and silent auction.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Ahseville, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville NC 28801
Wings of Life (Movie)
Thursday June 19 at 7 PM
Special screening of "Wings of Life", the stunning Disneynature film by Louis Schwartzberg, narrated by Meryl Streep.
Fine Arts Theatre, 36 BIltmore Ave,  Asheville NC, 28801
The Majesty of Monarch Butterflies
Friday June 20 from 11 AM till 12 Noon
JUST FOR KIDS
The Majesty of Monarch Butterflies with Monarch Educator, Nina Vetuto
FREE with ticket
West Asheville Library 942 Haywood Road, Asheville NC 28806
Guided Pollinator Walk
Saturday June 21 from 10:30 am till 12 Noon
JUST FOR KIDS
Pollinator Celebration! 2014
Asheville, the first Bee City USA, celebrates National Pollinator Week
Meet at the Audubon Sanctuary at Beaver Lake for a educational and entertaining walk that features plenty of time in the newly planted pollinator meadow.
FREE
Elish Mitchel Audubon Sanctuary at Beaver Lake (west side of Merrimon Ave) Asheville NC 28803
PolliNation Exhibition at K2 Studio
June 13-Nov1, 2014
An educational art exhibit, and a fund raiser for Bee City USA.
The exhibit hangs from June13 till November 1st, 2014 and there will be featured speakers during Pollinator Week.
Opening Reception To Be Announced
K2 Studio in the old Kress building, 59 College Street, Asheville NC 28801
Blue Spiral 1 Pollinator Exhibition
June 1 - July 26 Exhibit
Fine Art Exhibition at Blue Spiral 1's Showcase Gallery featuring regional artists: gary BEECHAM, glass - teresa a. COLE, printmaking - laurie CORRAL, mixed media - amy GROSS, fiber - robert LEVIN, glass - robert LYON, wood - lisa beth ROBINSON, printmaking - suzanne STRYK, painting - tim TATE, glass - anna TOMCZAK, photography - justin TURCOTTE, glass
38 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville NC, 28801
Reception for Blue Spiral 1 Pollinator Exhibition
Thursday May 29 from 5 pm till 8 pm
Special Reception for the Pollinator Exhibit opening June 1 at the Blue Spiral 1's Showcase Gallery.
FREE
38 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville NC, 28801
Share the Buzz
Sunday, June 29th, 2:00-4:00pm
Help us “Share the Buzz” about the importance of our bees! These amazing creatures pollinate more than 90 of the tastiest flowering crops we have, including apples, nuts, avocados, soybeans, asparagus, broccoli, and more! We’ll have live music, an observation hive, seed giveaways, and bee experts on hand teaching us how to be a bee ambassador!
3540 Wade Avenue, Raleigh, NC
"Bee Crafty" for National Pollinator Week
Sat., June 14, 10 am - 1 pm
We are kicking off National Pollinator Week by having a free, family-friendly event, where we learn about honeybees and other pollinators through making outdoor, pollinator-friendly crafts, such as seed balls and pollinator watering stations!  There will be face painting, honey tasting, and more for kids of all ages.  We will be giving away solitary bee habitats made from old logs, and kids can make their own version using sections of bamboo.  The larger ends of the bamboo will be used to make ladybug feeding stations to attract these garden-friendly aphid eaters!  After children complete the craft round and mark each station off their map with a sticker, they will be given raffle tickets to "vote" for the prizes they would like to win.  Adults will get raffle tickets after escorting the children and signing the petitions we'll have available.  Prizes will include a variety of books, goodies from local earth-friendly stores, an organic gardening basket, and pollinator friendly plants!
8456 Sherrills Ford Road, Sherrills Ford, NC  28673
Ohio
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Basics of Beekeeping
06/28/2014 from 10am-11am
Bees are vital to the survival of our ecosystem. Join beekeeper Max Reiner for a free lecture and learn the basics of beekeeping: bee culture and hive behavior, the essentials you need to start a bee hive of your own, and why bees are so important to keeping our planet healthy. (It's technically the weekend after Pollinators Week, but that's ok!)
1156 Oakland Park Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43224
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Bonus Friday
June 20 2014 6:00 - 7:30pm
The Oklahoma County Master Gardener Association (OCMGA) will present a double treat for its monthly Third Thursday free gardening lecture series in the month of June.

The June Third Thursday presentation is entitled Great Plant Options for Oklahoma and will be held at 6:00pm on Thursday, June 19, 2014. Master Gardener and plant expert Schroeder Wilson will provide a lively, informative discussion of which plants to plant in your challenging Oklahoma sites, and which great plants will attract all-important pollinators.

As a special treat in conjunction with National Pollinator Week, OCMGA is also hosting Bonus Friday lecture on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 6:00pm. Pollinators will present timely, useable information on how to attract, nurture and protect the valuable pollinators we all need to grow crops, vegetables, flowers, and plants of all kinds.
930 N Portland, OKC, OK
Oregon
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Third Thursday Downtown Klamath Falls
June 19th, 6-9pm
A street festival downtown Klamath Falls. The Klamath Basin Beekeeper's Association and Oregon State University Master Beekeepers will be there with an educational booth.  We will talk about bees and pollinators, and why they are important.

June 19th will showcase Basin culture and history, with special displays and interpretive installations from a wide variety of heritage and ethnic groups and local museums.
Downdown, Klamath Falls, OR 97601
lbba June meeting
Wed June 18 6:30-8 Pm
June meeting Linn-Benton Beekeepers Association with Dewey Caron Wed June 18 in celebration of Pollinator week. Corvallis OR
Altrernative Co-op meeting room  1007 SE 3rd St Corvallis Or
Portland Netro Small Scale Queen Rearing Workshop
sat June 21 9 am to 5 pm
Day-long workshop on how to raise a few queens (fee event) taught by Dewey Caron sponsored by Portland Metro Beekeepers Association
Joe Maresh apiary, 13601 S. Union Hall Rd Canby OR 97013, Canby OR
Plant It and They Will Com
June 17, 2014, 7 PM
Gardening for pollinators adds an extra dimension of color, movement and beauty to the garden.  Learn some of the common pollinators in Southern Oregon, how to plan, plant and maintain a pollinator-friendly garden. Presented by Dr. Gail Langellotto, Oregon State Master Gardener Coordinator

Cost is $10
569 Hanley Rd, Central Point, Or 97504, USA
Pollination Celebration
6/21/14 @ 10 am
Join the Sauvie Island Center as we celebrate these hard working friends of the farm and learn about pollination. What role does pollination play in the food web? Why does clover honey taste different than wildflower honey? What kinds of insects and animals facilitate the pollination process?  All these questions and more will be answered when you attend Pollination Celebration on Saturday, June 21st from 10 am to noon at Howell Territorial Park on Sauvie Island.   A donation of $10 per family is requested to help offset costs associated with the event. Visit our website to register for Pollination Celebration http://www.sauvieislandcenter.org/events/pollination-celebration/

Our pollinator curriculum was create in partnership with the Xerxes Society, a non-profit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. With the native hedgerow as our classroom, staff members and volunteers guide students through the lesson on how pollination works and its role on our farm in the world’s food supply.
Portland
Lane County Beekeepers Association monthly meeting
June 17, 2014
The LCBA monthly meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 17th at Trinity United Methodist Church, 440 Maxwell Rd., Eugene, OR.  The door opens at 7:00 p.m. with the evening's presentation beginning at 7:30 p.m. This month our Vice-President Pam Leavitt will be sharing a power-point "Honey Bee Pests, Pathogens, and Diseases".
 
440 Maxwell Rd, Eugene, OR 97404, USA
Pennsylvania
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Tea Time Talk: Bees & Butterflies
Sunday, June 22, 3  pm
Learn about Penn State Master Gardeners' Bee Monitoring & Pollinator-Friendly Gardening with Connie Schmotzer, York County Extension Horticulture Educator in this great Tea Time Talk offered at Goodell Gardens!
Class will start in the Events Barn at 3 pm. Cost is $7 ($3 with membership), and includes tea and scones from Lakeside Bagel & Deli.

PLUS: Hand-feed butterflies in the Wish Upon a Butterfly Tent for an additional $3 fee!
221 Waterford Street (Route 6N), Edinboro, PA 16412, United States
JUNE FLOWER EXPLOSION!
June 16, 2014 - June 22, 2014 during normal business hours.
We are a certified Backyard Habitat through the National Wildlife Federation and we will have a huge selection of herbs, annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs on sale for National Pollinator Week. Including parsley, dill, zinnias, salvia, cosmos, lantana, penta, black - eyed susans, flowering trees, such as dogwoods, and much more. Significant savings on each purchase. Trees and shrubs starting at 20% off. Find us on Facebook, Google Plus, and Pinterest for more information. 610-582-8703 springgardenfarms.biz
1585 Main Street, Birdsboro, PA 19508, USA
Beginners Guide to Pollinators and Other Flower Visitors
 
June 16 - 23, 2014
An eBook by Beatriz Moisset: "Beginners Guide to Pollinators and other Flower Visitors" is available at no cost during National Pollinator Week. This simple guide for young adults and beginners is the only one of its kind. It covers the most common flower visitors, including pollinators. Brief descriptions, illustrations, geographic distributions, habitats and seasons.

EBook available at no cost during National Pollinator Week at: Lulu.com, here.
PA, 19090, USA
Puerto Rico
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Semana de la Polinización
13-16 June from 8am til 5pm
En la Fundación Luis Munoz Marin its a farm  that was own by the governor of PR and dedicated to preserved nature and celebrate for the first time the week of Polination on the 12 to 23 June 2014. Month of the Polinators
Trujillo Alto,PR
Rhode Island
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Share The Buzz!
Saturday, June 21  1pm to 3pm
Bee populations are declining! Help "bee the solution" today during our Share the Buzz event. Meet a local beekeeper and learn more about what it takes to keep bees in your backyard. More than 100 types of crops in the US are pollinated by bees. Learn what they are and taste recipes and products featuring these items, along with recipes using honey!

We're giving free flower seeds to the first 100 people to the event. Wear a bee costume and we'll have something special for you!

Wendy Fachon, "Bees, Weeds & Seeds" educator from Netwalking.com will be with us along with local author, Susan West Kurz, author of graphic novel "Beecoming Sophie: A Bee Conscious Adventure."

Learn how to make wildflower seed bombs with students from RiverzEdge Arts Project who will be here selling Native New England Wildflower Seed Bombs. They will also be screen printing bee-themed t-shirts on site! Bring your own shirt and get it screened for $5 or buy a shirt from RiverzEdge for $15 and help spread the good word: "Give Bees a Chance!" Note: RiverzEdge will be here from Noon to 3pm.

For every purchase from RiverzEdge at this event, receive a FREE COPY of "Beecoming Sophie" - a free gift from the author!

Learn more about Whole Foods Market's Share the Buzz campaign at wholefoodsmarket.com/sharethebuzz
Providence, RI 02904
South Carolina
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Pollinators & Play
June 14; 9am-1pm
CATCH THE BUZZ!!!!! as we celebrate pollinators (bees, butterflies, etc) and play games (Boardwalk games, etc.) to kick off National Pollinator week!
Join us for hands-on activities and fun games, with an emphasis on honey bees!
Dress up for our pollinator costume contest.
Additional activities may include:
Hands-on beekeeping demonstrations
New, outdoor pollinator photo panels and indoor galley thanks to Clay Bolt, Natural History Photographer
“Let’s Make a Deal!” - Auditorium show times at 10:00, 11:00 & Noon
Come dressed as a pollinator for our costume contest!
Visit the Greenville Drive mascot, Reedy Rip It!
Moth and butterfly displays
Clemson Extension apiculture program presentations
New bog garden (with carnivorous plants) in the arboretum
Boardwalk games and demonstration area
Pollinator-attracting plants
Live animals
Bruster’s Real Ice Cream
Crafts and more…
Roper Mountain Science Center, 402 Roper Mountain Road Greenville, SC 29615
South Dakota
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Pollinator Week at the Outdoor Campus-West
Tuesday June 17- Sunday June 22
Presentations, and hands-on activities for the entire family.
4130 Adventure Trail, Rapid City, SD 57702 USA
Texas
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The Buzz About Bees
June 18: 10:30-12:00pm
Mikaila Ulmer, owner and founder of BeeSweet Lemonade (beesweetlemonade.com), presents "The Buzz About Bees." Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, have you tasted the local, lovable, honey-sweetened beverage called Bee Sweet Lemonade? Do you know the story behind it? Mikaila Ulmer is the 9 year old entrepreneur who owns the company. Her motto is, “Buy a Bottle…Save a Bee.” (She donates 20% of the profits to organizations working to save the bees). Mikaila is facilitating a series of free workshops throughout Texas for children and their families about bees: why they are important & how we can help save them. She’ll be sharing a bee joke or two, sharing lemonade samples, and she’ll lead an activity for the kids. Please don’t miss this opportunity to meet Mikaila – social entrepreneur, bee ambassador, educator and student – and get inspired to love bees (more)! (In the meantime, connect with Mikaila on facebook.com/BeeSweetLemonade)
7817 Rockwood Lane, #101 Austin, TX 78757
The Buzz About Bees
June 21: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m
Mikaila Ulmer, owner and founder of BeeSweet Lemonade (beesweetlemonade.com), presents "The Buzz About Bees." Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, have you tasted the local, lovable, honey-sweetened beverage called Bee Sweet Lemonade? Do you know the story behind it? Mikaila Ulmer is the 9 year old entrepreneur who owns the company. Her motto is, “Buy a Bottle…Save a Bee.” (She donates 20% of the profits to organizations working to save the bees). In celebration of Nat'l Pollinator Week, Mikaila is facilitating a series of  free workshops for children and their families about bees: why they are important & how we can help save them. She’ll be sharing a bee joke or two, sharing lemonade samples, and she’ll lead an activity for the kids. Please don’t miss this opportunity to meet Mikaila – social entrepreneur, bee ambassador, educator and student – and get inspired to love bees (more)! (In the meantime, connect with Mikaila on facebook.com/BeeSweetLemonade)
Whole Foods Market - Domain 11920 Domain Dr, Austin, TX 78758
Citizen Science Nature Camp
June 16-19, 2014
Hosted at the UHCL Environmental Institute of Houston, the Citizen Science Nature Camp is designed to get kids outside and learning about our natural environment. Activities for our 2014 camps include learning about collecting data and participating in citizen science projects. Some of the pollinators we will be monitoring include bumblebees, ladybugs and butterflies. EIH will provide many opportunities for outdoor exploration, wildlife observation and fun.

Citizen Science Nature Camp

For Students Entering Grades 3 - 5
Date:  June 16 – 19
Time:  8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Cost:  $135/child

Space is limited so register early! Registration forms available from http://www.eih.uhcl.edu/education/camp

A limited number of scholarships are available for our summer camps. Please contact Wendy Reistle at reistle@uhcl.edu for information about qualifications and how to apply for a scholarship.
University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, Texas 77058 USA
W.G. Jones State Forest Habitat & Pollinator Garden Walk, Talk & Learn
June 16-21, 2014 daily morning/evening
Walk, Talk & Learn (English and Spanish presentations)
Geocache N 30 14 7.09     W 95 28 58.56

Texas Master Naturalist and Texas Master Gardener volunteers and Urban Community Outreach team members from Montgomery County will be leading morning and evening walks through the pollinator and habitat gardens on the grounds of the Texas A&M Forest Service office located on the William Goodrich Jones State Forest.

Explore nature right in your own backyard and learn how to bring nature back home for your enjoyment everyday.

Join NATURE CHALLENGE and make this one of your challenges.  Go to  http://naturechallenge.tamu.edu/event-registration .
1328 FM 1488 Road, Conroe, TX 77384   USA
Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden
May 17-September 28, 2014 (Tues-Sat 9AM-5PM, Sun 1-5PM)
Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. The butterfly house includes native species, which vary by season and what is available from suppliers. Our butterfly garden is filled with host plants that naturally attract these lovely creatures. You may even find a few ideas to try in your own garden! This area is also a great setting for nature photography. Included in seasonal general admission.
1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069 USA
Native Texas Bees Presentation
June 21, 2014; 9:30 a.m.
Did you know that Texas has many species of bees? They range in size from very large to very small.  Most of these bees are solitary and gentle, and do not form colonies like the introduced European Honeybee that most of us are familiar with. In this presentation, you’ll be introduced to the different kinds of bees, their nesting requirements, and how you can take steps to host and preserve these helpful little pollinators in your own landscape. Master Naturalists Carol Clark and Jessica Womack will discuss their habits and lifestyles, and talk about manmade nesting areas for native bees. After the presentation, there will be an outside walk where you will have a chance to see and identify some of these native bees. This presentation is free with paid general admission and open to the public. Heard Museum Members get in free. Preregistration required.
1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069 USA
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Celebrate National Pollinator Week with the USDA-ARS Pollinating Insects Research Unit
June 21, 2014; 9AM-1PM
Pollinators are essential for our planet to remain healthy and prosperous. Close to 75% of the flowering plants on earth rely on pollinators in order to set seed or fruit. It is estimated that 1/3 of the human food supply is dependent on pollinators, as well as the food supply of a vast number of wildlife species. However, we now stand at a crossroad where pollinators are at great extinction risk from human growth and development. With declines of managed and wild pollinators on the rise, scientists are joining local communities around the globe to take action to help pollinators and secure adequate pollination for food crops.

The USDA-ARS Pollinating Insects Research Unit invites you to celebrate National Pollinator Week with us at the Cache Valley Gardeners’ Market (http://www.gardenersmarket.org/) on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Visit our booth, where you can learn more about a special group of pollinators: the bees. We will have world-renowned pollinator scientists, students, and staff on site to answer your questions about some of the 20,000 species of bees known to humans, as well as the current “buzz” in pollinator research. We will also have an assortment of educational handouts and Utah plant lists to help boost pollinator abundance and diversity in your backyards, gardens, and farms. See you there!
Logan
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Birds, Bees, and Butterflies
June 22, 2014, 1 - 4 pm
Event highlighting local organizations who support pollinators -- Williamsburg Botanical Garden, VA Native Plant Society -- John Clayton Chapter, Williamsburg Bird Club, VA Master Naturalists -- Historic Rivers Chapter, Williamsburg Master Gardeners, Colonial Heritage Garden Club, plus others
6500 Arthur Hills Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Nature Explore Family Club
Sunday, June 1 from 3-4pm; Monday, June 2 from 9:30-10:30am
Connect with the natural environment by exploring the center’s outdoor classroom and surrounding gardens. Each month features a new nature topic.

May's theme is Busy as B's: Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Bats and Beetles. Let's celebrate pollinators and their vital role in our ecosystem. For ages 3–8. Free but please register online.

Younger children can participate in hands-on activities in the outdoor Nature Explore Classroom. Bring water and snacks to enjoy with your family after the program.
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Pollinator Garden Visit
9:30-11:30 June 21
Come to an event celebrating National Pollinator Week (June 16-22).

Visit a new Pollinator Garden in Pimmit Hills, at 1803 Anderson Road (see link below).

Your host Clement Kent, author of "How to Make a Pollinator Garden", will show you how make a garden which is beautiful and friendly to pollinators such as butterflies, birds, and bees.

And, Cindy Wackerbarth of the Monarch Teacher Network will tell you about how teachers and students are helping monarch butterflies survive. Find out what YOU can do to help!

This is a free, low-key event - drop in for a few minutes or a long chat.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/1803+Anderson+Rd/@38.9077706,-77.1991321,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x89b64acc689b7159:0x8292da8d4910faac
1803 Anderson Road, Falls Church 22043
Flights of Fancy: Art Inspired by the Bee and Butterfly Garden
Reception & Program Date: June 18, 2014 from 6.30 pm to 9 pm.  The exhibit runs from June 3 through July 5.
The Lee Arts Center presents, Flights of Fancy: Art Inspired by the Bee and Butterfly Garden. This exhibit will present works that were inspired either by texture, color, and/or literal impressions from the Lee Center’s Butterfly Garden.

Thanks to the generosity of a neighbor and friend to the Lee Center, there will be an award presented to the artist who creates the most inspiring butterfly/bee garden work. The award will be selected by a panel of impartial judges.

The Flights of Fancy reception on June 18th will feature the butterfly garden and a presentation on pollinators. The exhibit coincides with National Pollinator Week which runs from June 16 through the 22nd. Native pollinators play an essential role in plant reproduction and food production, in our gardens, on our farms and in wild settings. We hope you can join us on June 18th to learn more about our local pollinators.

Reception & Program Date: June 18, 2014 from 6 pm to 9 pm.

The exhibit runs from June 3 through July 5.
Lee Arts Center - 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207
25th Anniversary of the Quarry/Shade Garden
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 10am-2pm
Celebrate National Pollinator Week and the first day of summer at Bon Air Park. The Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia (MGNV) in cooperation with the Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) and Arlington County will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the demonstration Quarry/Shade Garden. This Garden offers an inviting habitat in a variably shady area for pollinators and other wildlife (and people too!) with over 80 different native perennials, ferns, shrubs and trees in addition to a lesser number of non-native plants.

Activities:

In the Quarry/Shade Garden and in the demonstration Sunny Garden, Master Gardeners will offer tours between 10 am and 2 pm.
In the Ornamental Tree Garden, TreeStewards will conduct tree walks at 10:30 am and at 12:30 pm.
In the Memorial Rose Garden, rose experts will be on hand to answer questions.

Under the big tents, exhibitors include Arlington 4-H/Junior Master Gardeners, Arlington Regional Master Naturalists, Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, Beekeepers Association of Northern Virginia, MGNV and VCE. They will feature pollinators, sustainable gardening, environmental stewardship and fun and informative activities. For example, children will enjoy trying on beekeeping paraphernalia and getting temporary tattoos of pollinators.

Other exhibits will showcase the 100th anniversary of VCE, “Tried-and-True Plants” that thrive in the Mid-Atlantic and benefit local wildlife and the Monarch Waystation in nearby Bluemont Park that has been newly certified by MonarchWatch. [Master Gardener Interns developed the Waystation over the last six months transforming what looked like an overgrown dirt patch into a flourishing Bird and Butterfly Garden. They also will be available in Bluemont Park on June 21st to answer questions about this revitalized pollinator habitat.]

Additional Information:

Bon Air Park has limited on-site parking. For walkers and cyclists, the Washington and Old Dominion Trail parallels the Park. Metro Bus 1A runs from the Vienna Station and Ballston Metro stops. There is no admission charge to the Park and all activities are free to the public.

Please visit mgnv.org if you would like to learn more about “Our [demonstration] Gardens,” “Tried-and-True Plants,” pollinators, etc. To learn more about the habitat requirements for birds, hummingbirds and butterflies, download from iTunes: Creating Inviting Habitats, a free VCE publication.
Bon Air Park, 850 North Lexington Street, Arlington, VA 22205, USA
Washington
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Bees & Beer, Art & Jazz
June 19 2014, 5-9 PM
A show of fine art and live music in support of local beekeeping and native pollinator conservation.  The artists represented include photographers, painters, and natural science illustrators.

All proceeds benefit the Urban Pollination Project (http://http://nwpollination.org/), the Western Bumblebee Project (http://beesearch.org), and the UW Beekeeping club.
Boulevard Grocery: 2007 NE Ravenna Blvd, Seattle, WA 98105
Free Plants for Pollinators
June 22, 12 pm
In celebration of National Pollinator Week, the Hypha Free Nursery will be giving away free plants this Sunday, June 22, at 12 pm at the Howell Collective Garden, Seattle.

We will have an assortment of native plants, flowers, and herbs to give away, as well as some flower seed packets, on a first come, first serve basis, rain or shine. We'll have about 400 plants to give away, plants like hyssop, basil, verbena, mint, sunflower, salvia, cornflower, calendula, borage, parsley, yarrow, oxalis, columbine, coreopsis, etc.
If you have any plants to share, please bring them to give away.

We'll also have a portable letterpress on site where you can press your own seed packets and learn a little about the letterpress process (the process by which we make our collectible plant cards).

The Howell Collective is located on Capitol Hill at 1514 E Howell St, Seattle, 98122.

This free plant nursery project is a collaboration of Howell Collective gardeners, the Hypha Free Nursery, and Lambert House youth and has been funded in part by the Seattle Dept. of Neighborhoods.
For more information, please visit: http://www.hypha.org/hypha-nursery
1514 E Howell St, Seattle, Wa 98122, USA
MEANINGFUL MOVIES:  8 COMMUNITY SCREENINGS OF THE FILM “MORE THAN HONEY” + PRESENTATIONS, EXHIBITS, DISCUSSION …CELEBRATING POLLINATORS!
June 7th through June 27th - See Details
The Meaningful Movies Project proudly announces multiple community screenings of the film “MORE THAN HONEY” in locations around the Greater Seattle area during the month of June, in celebration of National Pollinator Week. All screenings will be followed by the opportunity for community members to engage in conversation about these amazing creatures, other pollinators, their many contributions, the challenges they (and we, their beneficiaries) face, and what we can do about it. Bee resource people will be present at all screenings to answer questions. Some locations will have honey tastings, exhibits, and honey products available for purchase to benefit bee/pollinator organizations.

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; HOWEVER, DONATIONS WILL BE GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED TO COVER EXPENSES.

MORE THAN HONEY is a film on the relationship between humankind and honeybees, about nature and about our future. Honeybees show us that too much stability is just as unhealthy as unlimited growth; that crises and disasters are triggering evolution; and that solutions sometime come from completely unexpected directions.  See the Trailer: http://morethanhoneyfilm.com/.
Join us for this outstanding film and a discussion of these fascinating pollinators with some of the people who interact with them on a day-to-day basis. Learn about steps you can take today to save them.

All screening events are volunteer-organized by the Meaningful Movies Project, a coalition of community film/discussion groups around Puget Sound.  This is in partnership with the Puget Sound Beekeepers Association http://pugetsoundbees.org/, The Pollinator Partnership http://pollinator.org/, Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs http://www.wagardenclubs.com/, Seattle Tilth http://seattletilth.org/, Crown Bees/BeeGAP (Gardeners Assisting Pollinators) https://www.crownbees.com/category/beegap/, and Kino Lorber Films http://morethanhoneyfilm.com/.

Locations:
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 7:00 PM
WEST SEATTLE MEANINGFUL MOVIES
The New Highpoint Community Center Neighborhood House, 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, 98126
With representatives from the West Seattle Bee Garden and the Puget Sound Beekeepers Association. Doors open at 6:30 for Honey-sweetened snacks and social time.
More information: http://westseattlemeaningfulmovies.org/

Friday June 13, 2014, 7:00 PM
WEDGWOOD MEANINGFUL MOVIES
University Unitarian Church (Knatvold Room), 6556 35th Avenue NE, Seattle, 98115
With representatives from the Puget Sound Beekeepers Association.

More information: http://www.wedgwoodmeaningfulmovies.org
Friday June 13, 2014, 7:00 PM
WOODINVILLE MEANINGFUL MOVIES
Northshore UCC, 18900 168th Ave NE, Woodinville, 98072
More information: http://www.northshoreucc.org/

Friday, June 20, 2013, 1:00 PM
GREENWOOD MEANINGFUL MOVIES
Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N 85th St, Seattle, 98103
With representatives from the Puget Sound Beekeepers Association.
More information: shannonm@phinneycenter.org

Friday, June 20, 2014, 7:00 PM
BEACON HILL MEANINGFUL MOVIES
Garden House, 2336 15th Ave. S., Seattle, 98144
With an intro to native pollinators and the Bee GAP (Gardeners Assisting Pollinators) program of the Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs and Crown Bees. Learn about native mason bees, gather resources, see equipment, sample honey & honey treats, receive discounts on merchandise purchased from Crown Bees (BeeGAP partner), door prizes, and more!
More information: 206.762.1026. Gaspari5@msn.com
Friday, June 20, 2014, 7:00 PM

FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MEANINGFUL MOVIES in WALLINGFORD
5019 Keystone Place N. (Keystone Church), Seattle, 98103
With representatives from Puget Sound Beekeepers Association. Join us for a discussion on both honey bees and mason bees, as well as and other pollinators. We’ll have an observation hive to look at and other exhibits, as well as honey tasting, honey for sale, a few additional short films, and more.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/MeaningfulMoviesProject or http://www.meaningfulmovies.org/

Friday, June 20, 2014, 7:00 PM
MEANINGFUL MOVIES in KIRKLAND
Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church, 308 4th Ave S., Kirkland, 98033
With representatives from Puget Sound Beekeepers Association,
More info: http://www.northlakeuu.org/movies/

Friday, June 27, 2014, 7:00 PM
SUSTAINABLE RENTON MEANINGFUL MOVIES
Sustainable Renton Office (in the Renton Highlands), 970 Harrington Ave. NE, Renton, 98056
With Aaron Crow, Renton beekeeper; and Mario Luppino, apprentice beekeeper from Seattle Tilth.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/meaningfulmoviesofrenton?ref=br_tf

Come join us!
Multiple Locations Around the Seattle Area - See Details
Washington, DC
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Congressional Briefing & Break
June 20, 3-5:30 PM
Hosted by the Pollinator Partnership (P2) in collaboration with the Congressional Pollinator Protection Caucus (CP2C) in 1310 Longworth House Office Building.
Briefing 3-4 PM Reception 4-5:30 PM
Briefing Program:
•WELCOME ON BEHALF OF CP2C
      Juliet Guaglianone, on behalf of Hon. Jeff Hastings, CP2C Co-Chair
      Ian Wolf, on behalf of Hon. Alcee L. Hastings, CP2C Co-Chair
•U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR POLLINATOR INITIATIVES
      Anne Kinsinger, Assoc. Director for Ecological Systems, U.S. Geological Survey
•POLLINATOR DEVELOPMENTS & NATIONAL POLLINATOR WEEK
      Laurie Davies Adams, Executive Director, Pollinator Partnership
-Bees for Business
-Highways BEE Act
Representatives from a number of Federal Agencies involved in pollinator protection will be available to answer questions.

Reception:
Exhibits, Information, and Pollinator Treats (Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream & Burt’s Bees® Lip Balm)—Open to All Members of Congress, Staff and the Public
1310 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC
Pollinator Week at the National Museum of Natural History
June 16 - June 20
Monday, June 16
2-3pm, Qrius Theater, National Museum of Natural History
Lecture: "Not only for the Birds and the Bees: Beetles and their role in Pollination"
Presenter: Jonathan Mawdsley, Smithsonian Entomologist

Tuesday, June 17
10am-1pm, Outdoor Butterfly Garden, National Museum of Natural History
Pollination Party at Smithsonian Gardens
Presenter: Smithsonian Gardens staff and the University of Maryland PollinaTerps

Wednesday, June 18
2-3pm, Qrius Theater, National Museum of Natural History
Lecture: "Mysteries of Orchid Pollination: Alternative Lifestyles in the Orchid Family"
Presenter: Tom Mirenda, Smithsonian Orchid Specialist

Thursday, June 19
2-3pm, Qrius Theater, National Museum of Natural History
Lecture: "Backyard orchids: Native Orchids and their pollinators"
Presenter: Dennis Whigham, Smithsonian Ecologist

Friday, June 20
2–3pm, Live Butterfly Pavilion, National Museum of Natural History
Scientist is In: Plant Conservation
Presenter: Gary Krupnick, Smithsonian Botanist
1000 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004
Wisconsin
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Pollinators & Play
June 14, 2014 (Saturday)
July 12, 2014 (Saturday)
8/09/14, 10:00am - 11:00am
Pollinator Walk: Search for native pollinators found in habitats across the refuge, including the endangered Karner Blue Butterfly. Learn to “read” your flowers and decipher the colors that attract birds, the scents that attract moths, the shapes that attract flies, and even the nectar guides that attract bees and butterflies! Binoculars and camera encouraged. A limited number of binoculars are available to borrow. Be prepared to walk up to 1 mile. Free and open to the public.
N11385 Headquarters Rd, Necedah, WI, 54646 USA

 

 

Canada

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Encounter: Rebecca Diederichs and Sarah Peebles
Open all hours, May 2014-September 2015
This is an art exhibition in a public garden.

Sarah Peebles’ Audio Bee Cabinet, Sonic Solitaries, integrates with the natural environment as a home for local pollinating insects. Close inspection of the cabinet will reward viewers with an audio/visual experience of living solitary bees as they use the structure to make their nests. Working in close collaboration with local entomologists, Peebles’ works raises awareness about biodiversity and pollination ecology by providing audiences with an intimate, safe, aesthetically intriguing experience of native bees in their natural habitats. 

Rebecca Diederichs places delicate, small-scale sculptures throughout the garden, asking audiences to exercise their perceptual faculties as they seek out and discover these surprising works. Initially inspired by intricate assemblages created by Australian Bower Birds, Diederichs insinuates eye-catching structures into the natural bowers of the undergrowth. She incorporates antique English crockery, ribbons and printed fabrics to question relations between natural wilderness and human aesthetics of domesticity and cultivated landscape design.

These sculptures will be on display throughout Pollinator Week and for the entire summer. Please come to Cambridge, wander the beautiful garden by the river, and enjoy the art.

Encounter: Rebecca Diederichs and Sarah Peebles
Cambridge Sculpture Garden
47 Grand Avenue South (between Main and Concession)
Galt City Centre, Cambridge, ON
Spring 2014 - Fall 2016
47 Grand Avenue South, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Native Bees & Indigenous Storytelling
June 21st and 22nd, 12:00 to 4:00
Although honeybees are fascinating (see our honey bee hive in the Hands-on Biodiversity Gallery), they are not native bees.  Find out more about our native species and the important role they play in our everyday lives.

Come out to the Hands-on Biodiversity Gallery to learn about native bees as part of the Pollinator Partnership events for Pollinator Appreciation Week across Canada.  Indigenous storytellers Lee Manacle, Meaghan Salisbury and Tania Carter will help you learn more about ‘bee’ science through storytelling.  Meet real ‘bee’scientists; Nadia Tsvetkow from the York University Packer ‘Bee’ lab, Sheila Colla, At-risk Pollinator Project Leader at Wildlife Preservation Canada, Victoria McPail, from Pollination Guelph, as well as a ROM technician.  All will dazzle you with bee facts, fun and activities.  Come and bee crafty at our craft tables too.
Toronto, ON  Canada

 

Worldwide

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Art of Pollination
'June 1, 2014 12:00
Artists from around the world are invited to submit art relating to our pollinators for possible inclusion in a beautiful book of art.  For the 2nd year, professional artists and school children have come together to foster awareness of pollinators through creative expression.  Books are available on line through our website and published by MagCloud and WagnerDesign.  http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/555950
Anywhere!

 

Proclamations

The Pollinator Partnership is proud to announce that June 16-22, 2014 has been designated National Pollinator Week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

By proclamation, Governor Robert J. Bentley declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Alabama.

By proclamation, Governor Sean Parnell declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Alaska.

By proclamation, Governor Jan Brewer declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Arizona.

By proclamation, Governor Mike Beebe declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Arkansas.

By proclamation, Governor Jerry Brown declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of California.

By proclamation, Governor John Hickenlooper declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Colorado.

By proclamation, Governor Jack Markell declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Delaware.

By proclamation, Governor Rick Scott declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Florida.

By proclamation, Governor Nathan Deal declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Georgia.

By proclamation, Governor Neil Abercrombie declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Hawaii.

By proclamation, Governor Butch Otter declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Idaho.

By proclamation, Governor Pat Quinn declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Illnois.

By proclamation, Governor Terry Branstad declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Iowa.

By proclamation, Governor Sam Brownback declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Kansas.

By proclamation, Governor Steve Beshear declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Kentucky.

By proclamation, Governor Paul LePage declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Maine.

By proclamation, Governor Martin O'Malley declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Maryland.

By proclamation, Governor Deval Patrick declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Massachusetts.

By proclamation, Governor Rick Snyder declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Michigan.

By proclamation, Governor Phil Bryant declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Mississippi.

By proclamation, Governor Jay Nixon declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Missouri.

By proclamation, Governor Mark Daytondeclared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Minnesota.

By proclamation, Governor Steve Bullock declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Montana.

By proclamation, Governor Dave Heineman declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Nebraska.

By proclamation, Governor Dave Heineman declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Nevada.

By proclamation, Governor Maggie Hassan declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of New Hampshire.

By proclamation, Governor Susana Martínez declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of New Mexico.


By proclamation, Governor Chris Christie declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of New Jersey.

By proclamation, Governor Pat McCrory declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of North Carolina.

By proclamation, Governor Jack Dalrymple declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of North Dakota.

By proclamation, Governor John Kasich declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Ohio.

By proclamation, Governor Mary Fallin declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Oklahoma.

By proclamation, Governor Tom Corbett declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Pennsylvania.

By proclamation, Governor Lincoln Chafee declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Rhode Island.

By proclamation, Governor Nikki Haley declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of South Carolina.

By proclamation, Governor Dennis Daugaard declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of South Dakota.

By proclamation, Governor Bill Haslam declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Tennessee.

By proclamation, Governor Peter Shumlin declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Texas.

By proclamation, Governor Gary Herbertdeclared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Utah.

By proclamation, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Vermont.

By proclamation, Governor Terry McAuliffe declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Virginia.

By proclamation, Governor Jay Inslee declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Washington.

By proclamation, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of West Virginia.

By proclamation, Governor Scott Walker declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Wisconsin.

By proclamation, Governor Matt Mead declared June 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week in the State of Wyoming.