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The many benefits of bees

We are all learning more about the benefits of pollinators, which includes scores of insects. But bees bring benefits, especially honey bees.

This spring, when our garden clubs met in Sunbury for a regional meeting, the educational exhibit for the flower show was about bees as pollinators. The exhibit had a poster “Bees in Trees” identifying several trees that support pollinating activity. We had a sheet that covered some basic facts about our food sources (crops), pollinator gardening including many flowers that span the growing season and pesticide precautions. People could take these home.

There were small seed packets

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