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Pesticide-Free Plants for Pollinators
Sat, June 10, 2017, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
You have seen the campaigns calling on us to help the bees. But buying a beehive is not always practical, is unlikely to improve honey bee health, and may increase competition for floral resources. Honey bees -and bumblebees and butterflies and other pollinators - need all the flowers they can find.
But not all flowering plants are created equal. In fact, many plants we purchase for our gardens have been treated with pesticides that are intended to protect the plant, but actually harm the bees and butterflies that visit them.
It can be difficult to find pesticide-free plants, but there are producers in Luxembourg.
EBL and Bee Together invite you to visit InnoPlantes to discover pesticide-free plants that attract and benefit bees and butterflies. Owner Sylvie Schmit will take us on a short tour of her garden business, giving participants the opportunity to see and learn about locally-grown flowering plants Choose one of two time slots: 11:00-11:45AM or 11:45-12:30PM. Afterwards, participants are welcome to join in at a picnic lunch in the gardens at InnoPlantes; please bring a dish to share.
The event is free. To start your pesticide-free garden and as a thank you for the tour, we encourage you to purchase plants from InnoPlantes on the day or in the future.
The event is not accessible via public transportation; if you need a lift/ride to the event, please let us know.
You can support the pesticide-free campaign by making a donation to Bee Together's bank account:
Bank Account: BCEE
Bank Branch: BEI / EIB
Bank Account Number: LU46 0019 4555 2039 4000
mentioning "pesticide-free campaign."
Register on this page to be included in our mailing list to be informed about events about biodiversity, honey bees, and wild pollinators such as bumblebees, solitary bees, and butterflies.
We look forward to meeting you at:
1 Rue de la Forêt
L-5432 Kapenacker (Kapenaker)
Tel : +352 26 74 76 50
Fax : +352 26 74 76 05
GPS / SATNAV: 49.638021, 6.355164
Note that as places are limited on the tour, you must register on or before 8 June.
Your hosts from Bee Together: Amanda Surbey
Other Bee Together volunteers are: Noelle Buckley, Lauranne Chavel, John Park, Amanda Surbey, Cathy Walshe and Vladi Yankova
photo (c) John Park