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Pesticide-free Plants for Pollinators

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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.

For some background information, we invite you to read "The Importance of Pesticide-Free Flowers and Ornamental Plants".

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.

You can find information on Bee Together on our website and our brochure. For ideas on how you can help pollinators, please consult our flyer.

Your host from InnoPlantes: Sylvie Schmit
and from Bee Together: Amanda Surbey, Noelle Buckley and Vladi Yankova

Other Bee Together volunteers are: Lauranne Chavel, Claire Krieger, John Park and Cathy Walshe

P.S. You may also be interested in these brochures about pesticide-free plants, wild bees, pollen producing plants, habitat and nesting sites:

Video (LU): "Pilotprojet Blummen ouni Pestiziden zu Lëtzebuerg"
"Diversity for Bees" / "La diversité aux profit des abeilles" / "Vielfalt für Bienen"
"Haies vives" / "Lebendige Gartenhecke"
"Blummen ouni Pestiziden - Ein Luxemburger Erfolgsprojekt mit Zukunftspotential"
"Ménages sans pesticides"
"Flowers without Pesticides"

photo (c) Amanda Surbey

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