Beetopia: A Festive Day Celebrating the Certification of Bee City USA – Gastonia, NC
June 22nd, 2019
9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Rotary Centennial Pavilion
Join Phyllis Stiles, Bee City USA Founder and Pollinator Champion of the Xerces Society, as she speaks at 9:20 am to the importance of all pollinators and what each of us can do to help reverse their decline. Other speakers include Allen Thompson and Burton Beasley of Gaston County Beekeepers Association; Emily Ehinger and Justin Cornett of Organic Marketplace to talk about mushrooms and bees; Jim Burke, Natural Resources Extension Agent to talk about Beneficial Plantings for our Region; Robert Stroud, City of Gastonia Arborist to talk about pesticides and herbicides and Gastonia’s environmental initiatives; and Kat Culver of Gateway Herbals Secrets of Essential Oils, Apitherapy, and the magic of Elderberry.
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