Glen Morris Horticultural Society
GLEN MORRIS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Geraldine Wright, a neuroscientist at the Newcastle University in England, and her team wanted to investigate what effect caffeine could have on the learning and memory of honeybees. They found that some plants, like the coffee plant (Coffea) use caffeine to manipulate the memory of bees. The nectar in the flowers holds low levels of caffeine that pollinators find highly rewarding. At high doses, caffeine can be toxic and repellent to pollinators. At low doses, caffeine attracts honeybees and enhances their long-term memory. The plants benefit from bee pollination by producing more fruit and seeds. The study was published online March 7, 2013, in the journal Science.
The June edition of our GMHS Newsletter, "Garden Gleanings," has been e-mailed to Society Members and is posted here.
Our General Meetings will return in September.
We invite you to visit our Plant Sale and Silent Auction this Saturday, June 3, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. We will have some unique decorations for your garden.
Our Musical Country Garden Tour is Saturday, June 17, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Take a leisurely stroll through 3 neighbouring gardens while hearing live music wafting across the lawns. Enjoy delicious treats along the way. Visit gardens at 187, 191, and 193 East River Road, Brant. Passports are $10 and may be purchased at any of the sites.
It's a busy time for gardeners. Enjoy!
Margaret Fleury, President
June 2017 Newsletter
by Margaret Fleury
The June 2017 Newsletter is here. Happy reading! Click here