CCI Branch brings you a lunch hour presentation on Native Bees in BC
Open to all BCIA Registrants
Presenter: Bonnie Zand is the owner of Bonnie’s Bugs IPM, a private consulting company working with farmers to manage insect pests. She is currently running the Vancouver Island Pests, Pollinators and Beneficials Project, is a board member of the Native Bee Society of BC and is an instructor with the Master Melittologist program. In her spare time she likes to look for cool native bees and other insects, raise mason bees, nerd out on native plants and instill a love of insects in her five year old daughter.
Bonnie will be presenting on behalf of the Native Bee Society of BC, on the topic of "Native Bees of BC - who are they, what do they do, and how can we help them"
When most people think of bees, they think of honey bees. But did you know that there are more than 450 different bees in BC? They are incredibly diverse in size, appearance and lifestyle, and are incredibly important for pollination of both food crops and native plants. Learn to observe and appreciate some of these less well known pollinators, and learn what you can do to support native bees!