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 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m., at 11030 East Blvd, Cleveland, Ohio
Majestic Monarch at Krohn Conservatory
Sunday, June 18, from 1:00 p.m. to 4 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.
The American Beekeeper Federation Honey Queen, Maia Jaycox will be at each venue during 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.
A dozen 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.
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.
For more information visit the websites of any of the destination venues: http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/krohn-conservatory/ , http://www.cbgarden.org/ , http://www.fpconservatory.org/ , http://aullwood.audubon.org/ .
For more information about the sponsor and partners visit their websites: https://scottsmiraclegro.com/foundation/ , http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/ , http://pollinatorstewardship.org/ .