Buzz about Native Bees – Santa Barbara, CA

March 3rd, 2018
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Pritzlaff Conservation Center Classroom – Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Santa Barbara, CA

From our morning coffee to the apple pie we have for dessert, one in three mouthfuls of food and drink come to us thanks to the work of bees and other pollinators. But these essential animals are at risk worldwide because of pesticide use and lack of flowers in the landscape. We’ve all heard that European honey bees are in trouble, but the more critical story is that our native bees are faring even worse. Thankfully, there is much you can do to help! This workshop will investigate the fascinating world of North America’s native bees and examine the existing threats that make the future daunting for these vital creatures. You will learn about native bees’ natural history, their importance to our natural areas and agriculture, and most importantly, the straightforward actions you can start doing today that will create lasting change in the way the urban landscape is managed and help make your home, and your community, native bee friendly.

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