'Cultivating a Bee Friendly Garden' speaker at Garden Club meeting

Kathy Olson will be the featured speaker when the Long Hill Garden Club meets on Monday, Oct. 28, at the Trumbull Library. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m., and the program will start at 12:45 p.m.

Olson’s presentation “Cultivating a Bee Friendly Garden,” will address how important these remarkable little insects are, the role they play in pollination, and how gardeners can help. Some topics covered include: The pollination process (day and night time pollinators); suitable plant selections to enhance nectar and pollen production; landscape mix and management; the caste system of the bee colony; what the inside of a hive looks like; and the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). No live bees are used, however, dead bees will be viewed along with charts and other visual materials. There will be a honey tasting at the end of the presentation.

For further information contact Leslie at 203-892-5644.