Monday, March 29, 2010

The Academy of Natural Sciences presents....

The vast majority of agricultural, home, and native plants depend on insect pollinators. Native bees, including bumble bees, sweat bees, and leaf-cutting bees, are among the most important pollinators in our region—especially now that diseases have decimated domesticated honey bees.

Dr. Faith Kuehn, an entomologist with the Delaware Department of Agriculture, will provide tips on how to identify native bees and promote native bee conservation in your own garden. You will also make and take home a nest box for these important pollinators.

Dr. Kuehn has managed native bee surveys in Delaware’s vegetable production areas and has worked with farmers and landowners to implement pollinator conservation practices.

  • Saturday, April 10, 1:30–4:30 pm
  • $20/members; $30/non-members (admission included)
  • Space is limited to 25 participants. Call 215-299-1060 to register.

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