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What’s All The Buzz About?

Three members of WAGC attended “What’s All The Buzz About?” at Westfield Garden State Plaza on Friday, March 24, 2017. Dr. Jackie Ehlert, a founder The Havemeyer Edible Garden at Ramapo College, and John Gaut, 2nd V.P. of the Northeast N.J. Beekeepers Association spoke to an audience of about 30 attendees about the importance of the pollinators, particularly the honey bee to the environment. Information included how to start a bee hive, how to gather honey, and general upkeep of the hives. A cocktail reception followed. To learn more about the Edible Garden or to become a founder to help the bees, visit www.ramapo.edu/garden/. To learn more about the NNJBA visit www.nnjbees.org.

Flowers that attract pollinators and butterflies:

Bee Balm attracts honey bees and butterflies to your garden.

Bee Balm attracts honey bees and butterflies to your garden. Bees feast on bee balm, cosmos, echinacea, snapdragons foxglove, and hosta in the summer.

 

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Dr. Jackie Ehlert with John Gaut speaking about the importance of bee hives, how to start one and how to maintain it in your own backyard.

 

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Sample of a bee hive from The Havemeyer Edible Garden

 

 

WAGC President Eileen Avia, Salma Goldstein, founding member of The Havemeyer Edible Garden at Ramapo College and WAGC Publicity Chair Linda Vreeland

WAGC President Eileen Avia, Salma Goldstein, founding member of The Havemeyer Edible Garden at Ramapo College (and WAGC member) and WAGC Publicity Chair Linda Vreeland