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Master Gardener and beekeeper, Kathi McMahon, shared some fun facts about honeybees and their role in pollinating our garden plants such as yummy strawberries!
She let us taste crackers with sweet honey made by her very own honeybees! Kathi also brought milkweed with monarch eggs and a day-old monarch butterfly. As soon as she released the orange beauty, it flew to a squash flower for a drink. Master Gardener Kathy L. then showed this group of kids how to hand-pollinate squash flowers as the bees and butterflies do!
I'm pretty confident bees don't use q-tips, however!
Gardening with kids is such a worthy investment!
Thank you Retail Construction Services for making this teaching garden a reality!