Pollinator Week: Here's What's Blooming and Buzzing at Red Bee Apiary
Pollinator Month is June 17 to the 23rd and although we are all about honeybees and passionate about how everyone can protect them from declining populations. This celebration has gone global and people around the world are learning how important bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles are to our ecosystem and ultimately our quality of food and life on planet earth. It is up to us to spread the word and take positive steps to keep our environment pollinator friendly. In honor of our pollinators, we are hosting a zero waste tasting event on Sunday, June 16 at 1-2:30 pm in our honey house barn.
A TASTING FLIGHT of SINGLE –ORIGIN HONEYS and
CLEAN CRAFTED WINES paired with LOCAL - In-Season BITES
Sustainne invites you to a zero-waste tasting event. Join Cathy Mackay, an independent consultant for Scout & Cellar clean-crafted wines and Marina Marchese of Red Bee Honey as we embark on a tasting journey to of these two iconic foods. We will explore their sources/varietals, sustainable harvesting and production methods that each contribute to their unique scents and flavors, and role in conserving our pollinators. More info and Sign up on our web site.
Here are a few steps that you can easily incorporate into your lifestyle to help:
1. Plant a flower in your yard, garden or a pot on your steps. Choose a flower that has nectar or pollen that feeds a pollinator. Herbs are fine they will feed you as well once they flower.
2. Dare to un-lawn. Let the clovers and dandelions op up. Betcha did not know these are 2 of the best food sources for pollinators.
3. Leave some brush, piles of leaves branches for nesting sites.
4. Refrain from using chemical treatments in your garden, on your lawn and even for household pest.
5. Buy and eat local honey , support the hard work of your community beekeeper.