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T. Michael Likins

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(804) 751-4401
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8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Chesterfield County Cooperative Extension
P. O. Box 146
Chesterfield, VA 23832

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Chesterfield County Cooperative Extension
9501 Lori Rd.
Chesterfield, VA 23832
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A free family event buzzing with fun at Maymont!


Bumblebee Jamboree is metro Richmond’s premier National Pollinator Week event hosted by the Chesterfield County Master Gardeners and Virginia Cooperative Extension, along with other community partners tied to pollinator conservation. 

Bumblebee Jamboree FlyerCheck out some of the activities from past events:  

  • Get up close and personal to pollinators in the Virginia butterfly safari tents
  • Play the pollinator game and help birds, bees, and bats find the best flower
  • Dance with Buzzy the Bumblebee
  • Pot your own flower at the Flower Power tent
  • Enjoy making pollinator puppets
  • Check out VCU’s Bug Lab table and touch real live insects!
  • Watch pollinator-themed puppet shows from Fischer Sundae Puppets 
  • Learn the science behind pollination with Science Matters 
  • See inside sealed observation bee hives with Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers 
  • Meet Virginia native plants that pollinators love
  • Snack on foods produced through pollination
  • And a whole lot more!


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Pollinator Tips: What can I do to help pollinators in my area? 


1.      Avoid chemical misuse.

If you have an issue in your landscape, call your local extension office for free research-based advice.

  • Contact your local extension office can help you solve common issues involving insects and diseases using Integrated Pest Management
  • NOTE: Always read and follow label directions before using a pesticide, just as you would with prescription medicine.   

2.      Reduce your area of lawn grass. 

Grass lawns offer little food or shelter for most wildlife, including pollinators.

  • Replace grass with a wild meadow or prairie plants.
  • Make a perennial border with native plants.

3.      Select plants native to your area. 

Native plants are adapted to our soil type, climate, precipitation, and local pollinators!

4.      Provide water. 

All wildlife, including pollinators, need water.

  • Include a water feature in your yard such as a birdbath or fountain.
  • Provide water in a shallow dish on the ground next to your blooming plants. Some butterfly species sip water from muddy puddles to quench their thirst and get important minerals. 

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