Pictured here are two Newport News Bee City Affiliate members who attended the Hilton Ravine Garden Tour on April 19th. Dale Banning is the Co-Chair (pictured right) and member of the Hampton Roads Garden Club and pictured to the left is Tami Farinholt, member of the Newport News Bee City Affiliate Committee, and Executive Director of the Newport News Green Foundation. The ladies were on hand to assist visitors touring the Hilton Ravine Garden Tour and pass along our many materials to educate the public on ways to create and maintain healthy pollinator habitats. Of course the honey and other swag samples are always popular!
Presentation to the Oyster Point Rotary Club
David Freeman from the City Manager’s Office was the featured speaker at the Oyster Point Rotary Club this past Friday, April 14, 2023. It was a beautiful day and a packed house to discuss the plight of the pollinators at the Golf Course Country Club. There were lots of questions regarding the new national Bee City designation for the City and what’s in store for the future. The members were very kind and engaging. Mr. Nelson Kelley even took some time to show Mr. Freeman several of the Bee hives at the golf course that morning. Many thanks to the Rotary Club for their fellowship and hospitality—they are true Beelievers.
Pollinator By Ways Across Virginia
The Hampton Roads Garden Club held a program entitled Pollinator By Ways Across Virginia. The speaker was Heidi James from the Lynchburg Garden Club who was instrumental in helping that city gain Bee City status.