Pollinator Week Activities for 2017- OHIO

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Our members are actively involved in celebrating pollinators during the month of June and as part of National Pollinator Week 2017.  If you want to submit your activity for this calendar please select this link.


Celebrate Ohio Pollinators at Cleveland Botanical Garden   Cleveland Bot Garden new logo
Saturday, June 17, from  1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m., at 11030 East Blvd, Cleveland, Ohio

Sponsored by The Scotts MiracleGro Foundation with Pollinator Stewardship Council, and Ohio State Beekeepers Association

For more information visit  http://www.cbgarden.org/


 

Majestic Monarch at Krohn Conservatory majestic monarch pic
Sunday, June 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio

Sponsored by The Scotts MiracleGro Foundation with Pollinator Stewardship Council, and Ohio State Beekeepers Association

For more information visit  http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/krohn-conservatory/


 

Pollinator Palooza at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden  logo BW- Frankklin Park 2017
Saturday, June 24, from 11 am to 3pm, at 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio

Sponsored by The Scotts MiracleGro Foundation with Pollinator Stewardship Council, and Ohio State Beekeepers Association

For more information visit  http://www.fpconservatory.org/


 

Bees ‘N Aull  at Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm Aullwood_Logo_Color
Sunday, June 25, from Noon to 5 p.m., at 9101 Frederick Pike, Dayton, Ohio

Sponsored by The Scotts MiracleGro Foundation with Pollinator Stewardship Council, and Ohio State Beekeepers Association

For more information visit http://aullwood.audubon.org/


 

Celebrating Ohio Monarchs to Bees ‘N Aull

Join us as we Celebrate Ohio Pollinators, June 17-25, 2017. Four destination venues will feature honey bee and native pollinator activities. Celebrations will be at:
•    Cleveland Botanical Garden   
Saturday, June 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 11030 East Blvd, Cleveland, Ohio
•    Majestic Monarch at Krohn Conservatory
Sunday, June 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio
•    Pollinator Palooza at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden  
      Saturday, June 24, from 11 am to 3pm, at 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio
•    Bees ‘N Aull  at Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm
      Sunday, June 25, from Noon to 5 p.m., at 9101 Frederick Pike., Dayton, Ohio

This year three drawings will be held at each event site for visitors to win one of five:    
    family memberships to each event site
    Scotts groables with garden tool gift baskets
    Ohio honey/bee product gift baskets.

Exhibitors at each venue from local and state pollinator supportive groups will feature interactive activities, and present “how to’s” so everyone can learn how to protect pollinators.  And, the Ohio Pollinator Health, Protection, and Conservation Plan will be released during Pollinator Week, informing Ohioans about steps they can take to protect pollinators.

American Honey Queen
The American Beekeeping Federation Honey Queen, Maia Jaycox will be at each venue during2017 American Honey Queen Maia Jaycox the week speaking about the importance of honey bees to the public’s daily lives and how the diverse flightpath of honey bees extends from food to fiber.  She will also share the information on how honey can enhance everyone’s natural beauty.   Maia is the daughter of Scott and Juli Jaycox of Webster City, IA.  She is a sophomore at Iowa State University in the open option program with an interest in biology.  She is a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority at Iowa State.  Maia began beekeeping with her family about four years ago and currently tends to seven hives of bees.

The beekeeping industry touches the lives of every individual in our country.  In fact, honey bees are responsible for nearly one-third of our entire diet through the pollination services they provide for a large majority of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes. This amounts to nearly $30 billion per year of direct value from honey bee pollination to United States agriculture.  

Pollinator Habitat Land Dedicated
As part of Celebrate Ohio Pollinator Week, Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation will be dedicating two acres of land at their corporate headquarters in Marysville to pollinator habitat.  The American Honey Queen, Maia Jaycox, and Michele Colopy, Program Director for Pollinator Stewardship Council will help dedicate this land for pollinator habitat.  

Habitat created previously through the Pollinator Stewardship Council and Ohio State Beekeepers showed that corporate properties can be pollinator havens, reduce land management / maintenance costs, support local beekeepers and native pollinators, reduce storm water run-off, and reduce carbon emissions.  Thirty-three acres of habitat were created during 2015 in a partnership with the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Fairborn Cement Company (formerly Cemex), and Professional Service Providers.

Celebrate Ohio Pollinator Week is sponsored by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation in partnership with the Pollinator Stewardship Council and Ohio State Beekeepers Association.  Mark your calendar today to Celebrate Ohio Pollinators June 17-25.

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