Belfast Garden Club’s monthly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Belfast Free Library's Abbott Room, 106 High St., Belfast, will feature a presentation by Doug Calhoun on “The Importance of Pollinators for Gardeners.” The program is free and the public is invited to attend.

A brief public club business meeting will begin at 1 p.m., after which light refreshments will be served. Calhoun will begin his presentation at 2 p.m.

Calhoun is a co-founder, along with Ralph Littlefield and Duane Jewett, of Waldo County Beekeepers. His interest in honeybees began in the early 1990s when he noticed a dearth of pollination in his vegetable garden. He took an adult education class in beekeeping and, since then, has continued to educate himself and others about the importance of pollinators.

Waldo County Beekeepers group meets on the second Wednesday every month at the Searsmont Town Office at 6:30 p.m. There is no formal membership or dues – the group is simply a gathering of like-minded people who are interested in discussing and presenting bee-related information. The group works together to exchange information, help others, and generate enthusiasm for beekeeping.

At the Belfast Garden Club meeting, Calhoun will share his experience in tending honeybees and suggest ways in which all gardeners can help in the pollination process.

All meetings of the club are open to the public, and the club welcomes new members and volunteers year round. For more information, visit or call Corliss Davis at 930.3562.