Annual pollinator event set for May 10

Posted on April 23, 2014 

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The 7th annual pollinator Day Celebration is set for May 10 in Pittsboro.

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If you’d like to learn more about bees and other pollinators, head to Pittsboro on May 10 for the 7th annual Pollinator Day Celebration.

The event is from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the lawn next to Chatham Mills. It includes beekeeping presentations, talks about what to plant in your garden to attract butterflies, bees and other pollinators, and take a tour of a pollinator garden. Samples will be served of baked goods made with honey and honey wine or mead made by Starrlight Mead, which is also based at Chatham Mills. A children’s tent will offer such activities as a scavenger hunt, beeswax candle making, face painting and more.

Throughout the day, there will be giveaways of native plants and gift certificates from local nurseries, including Niche Gardens, Mellow Marsh Farm, Cure Nursery and Big Bloomers Flower Farm.

The event is organized by Chatham County Cooperative Extension and the Chatham County Beekeepers’ Association and designed to raise awareness of how bees and other pollinators are needed to produce 80 percent of flowering plants and a third of human food crops.

Chatham Mills is located 80 Hillsboro St. Pittsboro.

Info: go.ncsu.edu/2014-pollinator-day

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