It's World Bee Day 
It’s World Bee Day and Bee City Timmins is reminding residents that our pollinators need protection. Bees and other pollinators like butterflies, moths, beetles, and wasps provide a fundamental role in protecting the earth’s ecosystems. Without them, a large percentage of our natural food source would disappear.

That’s why Bee City Timmins works year-round to promote the importance of our pollinators. Timmins’ status as a Bee City requires three commitments: Educate the public on pollinators; help create pollinator-friendly habitats; and, celebrate pollinators at events like Pollinator Week in June.

This year, Bee City Timmins will kick-off Pollinator Week on Sunday, June 19th at Gilles Lake. Residents can learn more about how Bee City Timmins is working to protect our pollinators. Event details are online at

“We’re inviting the community to come see why being a Bee City is important,” says Environmental Coordinator Christina Beaton. “Residents can make seed balls and pick up a seed bookmark to help create their own pollinator-friendly garden. A number of our community partners will also be on-hand to share how they’re working to help with promote, celebrate and create pollinator-friendly habitats across our community.”

Bee City Timmins is also working with Timmins Horticultural Society to update the garden space at the top of Lakeshore Rd. off Gilles Lake. Bee City Timmins will be transforming more municipal plots into pollinator-friendly habitats that will improve and promote sustainability across our community.

“Pollinator-friendly plants are hearty and beautiful for anyone’s garden,” adds Beaton. “It’s a great way to give our pollinators a fighting chance. The bees will love it!”
Posted by Amanda Dyer On 5/20/2022 at 10:32 AM  

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