National Pollinators Week
Pollination is important because it leads to the production of fruits we can eat, and seeds that will create more plants. Pollination begins with flowers. Flowers have male parts that produce very small grains called pollen. Pollination is the transfer of pollen grains from one flower to another.
Pollinators are animals of all types that visit flowers and take away their pollen. Pollen is a sex cell of plants. Insects - such as honey bees and wasps - and other animals - such as birds, rodents, monkeys, and even humans - are all examples of pollinators.
Where would we be without bees? As far as important species go, they are top of the list. They are critical pollinators: they pollinate 70 of the around 100 crop species that feed 90% of the world. ... We may lose all the plants that bees pollinate, all of the animals that eat those plants and so on up the food chain
The Southeast Campus has earned the distinction of being a Bee Campus USA. We have our own hives in which some 60,000 bees live. This week we are taking part in the National Pollinators Week. The Campus Sustainability Committee will have a display in the main commons regarding our initiatives with pollination. Please stop by to learn more about pollinators and encourage students to do the same.
Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Southeast Campus, Commons
2100 Southeast Pkwy, Arlington, TX 76018