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Virtual Bee Boulder Festival Saturday, Sept. 12

This month, community members, local non-profits and businesses are joining the City of Boulder and the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History to celebrate the annual Boulder Pollinator Appreciation Month.

Although we can't meet in person this year, the community is invited to participate in a virtual festival, Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This free, virtual festival will feature:

  • Workshops and tips from experts about pollinators, gardening, native plants, growing local food and improving the landscaping for people and for pollinators.
  • Information about how to choose plants, design a garden, collect native plant seed, grow plants from seed, manage pests without pesticides, organize neighborhoods into pollinator pathways and create and maintain landscapes that support biodiversity. 
  • Activities and entertainment for kids, including performances by Jeff & Paige.

Besides the hard-working honeybee, Boulder is home to more than 550 native bee species, from large bumblebees to small ground-nesting bees. Pollinators such as bees, moths, butterflies, hummingbirds, beetles, flies and bats are responsible for the production of most of the flowering plants that produce fruits, vegetables and seeds. These pollinators also help maintain the health and beauty of our shared grasslands, forests, meadows and other natural areas.

As the community enjoys the harvest and the regeneration of our natural areas, this virtual event provides an opportunity to learn more about the role of pollinators and steps the community can take together to protect them. To learn more about Pollinator Appreciation Month and for a full list of event details, please visit

Media Contacts:
Karl Watkins, Media Relations, 303-441-3554

Published Sept. 9, 2020