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Colorful programs await those interested in the National Botanical Garden of Vakratot on pollination day

A thematic day will be organized on March 10, Pollination Day, in the National Botanical Garden in Vakratot, which is part of the ELKH Environmental Research Center (ÖK).

The goal of the experts is to present the invaluable importance of pollination and scientific research on this topic during the program, as well as to draw attention to the dangers of insect pollination and thus pollination – read the ELKH message.

On this day, visitors can observe the activities of pollinators in a garden full of nectar-giving flowers with the help of botanists and ecologists.

According to the announcement, with the average daily temperature rising and days long, oriental flowers spread a diverse carpet under the trees of the National Botanical Garden. These so-called geophytes open precisely when the trees do not have foliage yet, so the light easily reaches the level of the grass. The purple mass of Carpathian crocus (Crocus heuffelianus) thrives widely among white snowdrops, bonfires, pigeon flowers, green hazelnuts, yellow buttercups and blue starflowers.

Flowers provide pollinators with their color and scent with nectar and pollen in exchange for pollination. Nectar is actually sugar water from which honeybees make honey by evaporating the water and concentrating the sugar content.

Pollen also contains proteins, carbohydrates, fats, water and vitamins, and thus plays an important role in the nutrition of bee offspring.

“Bees are often thought of solely in terms of honey production, but honeybees – better known as house bees – along with many wild bees, bumblebees, wasps, flies and moths play an irreplaceable role in wildlife, pollinating plants for From food. Without insect pollination, it would not produce apples, cherries, peaches, melons, cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, but also cocoa, coffee and many other important food, medicinal, spices and fodder,” he said.. Attention Anikó Kovács-Hostyánszkiis a senior researcher at ÖK, researching insect pollination and the ecology of wild bees in Vakratot.

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ÖK’s two research teams deal with pollinators, different species, and the lifestyle and condition of insects.

The contact said their goal is to develop conservation methods that prevent a decline in the numbers of these beneficial insects.