Activities will be buzzing around Laurel Ace the weekend of September 29 & 30 as volunteers from The Alameda County Beekeepers Association join The Laurel’s Mom & Pop hardware store for Laurel Ace’s first ever Fall Pollinator Event.
From 8am-6pm, Laurel Ace invites their neighbors to shop the garden center’s huge supply of pollinator friendly, drought tolerant, neonicotinoid-free plants in order to plant flowers for bees to forage from over the winter, and to enjoy related bee education and observation activities and local honey sales. 20% of all plant and seed sales that weekend will be donated to Oakland’s Pollinator Posse.
Clean Water Program Alameda County/Our Water Our World will be on hand Saturday from 11-3 to answer questions about pollinator-friendly garden products and to find environmentally-friendly solutions to your projects.
Volunteers from the Alameda County Beekeepers Associationwill be on hand from 11-3 Sunday to talk to customers about bees and planting pollinator-friendly flowers from which to forage over the winter. They will also bring an observation hive, and will have five flavors of local honey for tasting, and for sale.
Laurel Ace strongly opposes the use of pesticides containing neonicotinoids, a systemic insecticide which have been linked to the international bee Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). All of Laurel Ace's plants are proudly neonic-free. Laurel Ace and their brother store Marin Ace in San Rafael have been working with Ace Hardware on a national basis to raise awareness of CCD attributed to #neonics, with outreach, product changes, and education now taking place throughout all the 5,000+ locally-owned stores in the US.
Laurel Ace Hardware, 4024 MacArthur Boulevard