Welcome to the Lexington Chapter of Wild Ones

 

Our next meeting is on Thursday, June 4, at 7 pm, Online

Tammy Horn Potter, Kentucky State apiarist and a Wild Ones member,

presents       

Flower Power: Seeing the Pollens in KY Honey

 
Dr. Potter uses the seasons as a guide as she explores the host flowers of bees along with native pollen grains.  Pollen grains have fundamentally different shapes. Because they are so specific to each flower species they are considered the “fingerprint” of a flower.”  They may be tiny parts of what we see when we look at a flower, but they are critical to the survival of both the plant and many of its pollinators, especially bees.
 
Tammy will end her presenetation with a discussion of services for Kentucky beekeepers, including an introduction to the new Honey Testing Lab at Bluegrass Community and Technical College.
 
Instructions for accessing this presentation via Zoom will be provided closer to the date.