Bee City USA-Asheville’s 12th annual pollination celebration

Press release from Bee City Asheville:

Bee City USA-Asheville is thrilled to announce the 12th annual Pollination Celebration! This event-packed celebration is designed to raise awareness and support for pollinators, the tiny heroes essential to our food supply and natural ecosystems. Join us for a series of engaging, educational, and fun activities throughout the month of June, culminating in National Pollinator Week, June 17-23, 2024.

Asheville’s Pollination Celebration! offers something for everyone, from film enthusiasts and gardening novices to seasoned conservationists and families looking for a day out with a purpose. Highlights include a series of educational film screenings at Pack Library’s Pollination Celebration! Film Fest, gardening workshops, an enchanting evening with moths, pollinator safaris, a scavenger hunt, a globally recognized authority on the world’s bees, and much more. Many of the events are free, but a few require registration.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this vital initiative to protect and celebrate pollinators! Your participation helps spread the buzz about the importance of pollinators and how each of us can contribute to their conservation.

Asheville is the birthplace of the national Bee City USA program which has 400 affiliates in 47 states. Bee City USA’s mission is galvanizing cities and college campuses to sustain pollinators by increasing the abundance of native plants, providing nest sites, and reducing the use of pesticides.

For more information about Asheville’s Pollination Celebration! and a full schedule of events, please visit the events page on Bee City USA-Asheville’s website.

Pollination Celebration! Month Highlights:

June 1 @ 11:00 — Pack Library’s Pollinator Film Fest: Wings of Life

June 2 @ 12-5pm — AVL Honeyfest

June 4 @ 6:00 — Pack Library’s Pollinator Film Fest: My Garden of a Thousand Bees

June 8 @ 11:00 — Pack Library’s Pollinator Film Fest: Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home

June 9 & 10 — Pollinator Safari at Asheville Botanical Garden

June 11 @ 6:00 — Pack Library’s Pollinator Film Fest: Flight of the Butterflies

June 15 @ 10:00 — Plant a Pollinator Garden at Reems Creek Nursery

June 15 @ 7:00 — A Night With the Moths & Fundraiser for Bee City USA-Asheville at the Odyssey School

June 17-23 — National Pollinator Week 2024

June 19 @ 10:00 — Intro to Pollinators at Reems Creek Nursery

June 22 @ 11:30-6:00 — The Bee’s Needs: Understanding and Supporting Pollinators Summit @ Warren Wilson College with keynote speaker, Dr. Stephen Buchmann

June 29 @ 8am-12pm — Pollinator Day/Scavenger Hunt at North Asheville Tailgate

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