Bee Culture Magazine’s 4th Annual Pollinator Day to be held at Root Candles, Medina
Tour our Pollinator Gardens on Saturday, July 21, from 10 AM to 3 PM at 623 W. Liberty St. Medina, behind the Corporate Offices on the North Side of the street. There’s no cost, and you can stay as long as you like. Look for Johnny BEE Good, dancing in the street and herding traffic into our parking lot. Visit Gardens by Ernst Seed and other seed Companies, plus the Medina Master Gardeners and their expanded Phenology Garden with OSU Pollinator Extension experts. There are several gardens by the Pollinator Partnership organization and their sister group Monarchs Across Ohio, providing for monarchs and buffer gardens for native pollinators. Project Apis m, the beekeeping research funding organization, supported by Root Candles, has 3 gardens for protecting pollinators in heavy pesticide use areas that were just planted in July, and The Ohio State Beekeepers and Ohio Dept of Transportation have a blooming garden for roadside planting, along with Feed A Bee Pollinator Habitat’s garden that just was planted. Jerry Hayes of the Honey Bee Health Coalition will be on hand talking about all aspects of honey bee health including nutrition and habitat, and check out Medina County’s Soil and Water folks and their pollinator work, too. Altogether there will be 11 different plantings, some fully mature after several years, others just getting started. On hand will be refreshments from local vendors, local farm market goodies from Richardson’s Farms local honey from local beekeepers and face painting for the kids. Special guest will be 17 year old Leo Schirokauer from Shaker Heights who is Bayer’s Young Beekeeper Award first place winner this year. This award recognizes young individuals who demonstrate a passion for promoting and supporting pollinator health through community- or school-related projects. Bee Culture Magazine was one of the judges of this Nation-wide program, and is proud to host Leo at our Pollinator Day.