ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) - One out of every three bites of food we eat depends on pollinators. Honeybees, bumblebees and other insects, birds and small mammals pollinate over 90 percent of the planet's flowering plants and one third of human food crops.
June 17-23, 2013, has been declared “National Pollinator Week” to recognize the importance of pollinators for the health of ecosystems as well as our own survival.
During this week, the Saint Louis Zoo’s Monsanto Insectarium will host keeper chats and demonstrations on attracting bees to gardens, identifying different types of bees, beekeeping and more. The Painted Giraffe restaurant will offer daily specials featuring food provided by pollinators.