Ocala, Florida — The Suwannee St. Johns Sierra Chapter, which includes Marion County, will stage a BEE rally on the Ocala Downtown Square on Saturday, August 16, 2014, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Included will be a mock cemetery, which will show 40 of the most popular fruits and vegetables that will be lost if bees are no longer available to pollinate the plants.
Tomatoes, pumpkins, okra, cucumbers, strawberries, blueberries, apples, and nearly 80 other vegetables will disappear if the current colony collapse disorder kills honeybees across the world.
Sierra will also offer bee gifts, refreshments, and information about the national campaign – “BEES AGAINST MONSANTO.”
The rally will highlight the dire consequences if chemical insecticides and pesticides continue to be manufactured and marketed by Monsanto Chemical Company.
There will also be music and face painting.
For more information call 352-595-3377.