New Bee educational garden to open to the public in Pointe Claire

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Beehives Pointe-Claire
The City of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere, is pleased to invite the public to the inauguration of the new bee educational garden on September 15, starting at 1 p.m., at the Viburnum entrance to Terra-Cotta Natural Park.

“The purpose of creating the garden is to fight the disappearance of bees and allow the public to learn more about pollinators,” Mayor Belvedere explains.

Dotted with plants that produce nectar and pollen, the garden plays a vital role for these pollinating insects. Interpretation panels in the garden illustrate and explain the characteristics of pollinators.

Several activities for the entire family are planned for the inauguration, including a Pointe-Claire honey and insect tasting, educational workshops on bees and manufacturing of honey-based body care products, draws and much more. A water station will be available to fill reusable water bottles.

This is not the first initiative of its kind in Pointe-Claire. In July 2017, beehives were installed on the roof of the Central Library to promote biodiversity and a monarch butterfly educational garden was inaugurated.

“We care about the development of new projects to ensure sustainable biodiversity in our territory, and we hope to offer the best possible environment for the present and future generations,” Mayor Belvedere concludes.

In case of rain, the event will be postponed to the next day at the same time.

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