Celebrate bees and more during Pollinator Week this month

Pitt will mark Pollinator Week later this month with events celebrating bees and other pollinators.

Pollinator Walk/Talk, 9:30-11 a.m. June 22: The tour will start with at one of Pitt’s nine pollinator gardens to learn more about pollinator-friendly plants and practices. Then head to The Porch at Schenley Plaza for a talk about an important pollinator, honey bees, by guest speaker Randy from Bee Boy PGH. Randy manages the hives located on top of The Porch and will talk about why the honey bees are up there, what they do, and how he helps to care for them. The event will conclude with a local honey tasting. After the event, participants will have the option to tour the rooftop gardens and beehives with staff from the Porch Restaurant. Register now.

Everything but the B’s (virtual lunch and learn), Noon-1 p.m. June 24: The B’s (bees and butterflies) are fantastic pollinators, but did you know there are many other interesting species of pollinators too? Join us for a virtual lunch and learn to learn about “everything but the B’s.” Some of these interesting pollinating species include bats, flies, moths and more. This interactive virtual session will be led by graduate student, Veronica Iriart, from the Department of Biological Sciences at Pitt. Register here.

Learn more about pollinators at Pitt:

Pitt Bee Campus: As of June 2020, the University of Pittsburgh is a certified Bee Campus USA!

Pollinators at Home: Make your backyard pollinator friendly with some of these helpful tips.

Posvar Pollinator Garden on Clemente: Learn about our student-designed pollinator garden planted last spring.