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By Jean Pocha

Pollinator Garden opens with a buzz


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Master Gardner Jean Pocha (center left) sharing her knowledge about native plants and pollinators. The Pollinator Garden has several planter boxes filled with labeled native plants so visitors can learn how to identify native plants.

SEELEY LAKE - The Clearwater Resource Center (CRC) Pollinator Garden opened Saturday, May 28 in front of Lindey's Prime Steak House. Opening activities included talks on beekeeping, native plants and activities for children including a butterfly release to wrap up the day. Planters sponsored by local businesses were filled with a wide variety of native plants with labels naming them all. 

Charles DeVoe of Big Sky Beekeeepers from Missoula opened the afternoon with a Honeybees 101 presentation. Bee breed selection, hive placement and management and bee society were the main topics of discus...

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