WALDOBORO — Knox Lincoln County Beekeepers will host beekeeper and Master Gardener Jean Vose at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Knox-Lincoln Counties Extension Office at 377 Manktown Road.

“Pollinators and the Gardens that Feed Them” will be the topic of the presentation. The free slideshow will cover the basics needed to create a pollinator friendly garden as well as the food sources that attract and nourish them.

An overview of Maine pollinators, their activity and role in garden pollination will be discussed. Maine pollinators include bees, honey, bumble and native, as well as hummingbirds, butterflies, moths, bats and flies. Participants can learn about the principles of planting a pollinator garden, providing an eco-friendly landscape for garden creatures and the value of native plants.

Handouts will provide information including plant lists of the nectar and pollen sources in midcoast Maine. Other information will be available about pollinators, eco-friendly practices, invasive plants and gardens. Honey bees and other insects are vital to the pollination of many flowers, fruits and vegetables. In recent years, pollinators have been challenged by habitat loss, predatory and parasitic insects along with insecticides.

Coffee, tea and breakfast treats will be served.

For more information, call the library at 563-7564 or visit klcbee.com.

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