Exploring Bees in the East Kootenay (Invermere)

Start Date:
Saturday, July 8, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, July 9, 2017
CPR Lodge, Invermere

1720 4th Ave, Invermere, BC

Did you know there is an endemic bee in Canal Flats?

Renowned Bee Scientist Lincoln Best will be leading a 2-day workshop exploring Bumblebees and Native Bees of the East Kootenays. This workshop will look at biodiversity, biology, floral ecology, habit restoration, landscape design and conservation strategies we can implement to help our local bees thrive.

Stay tuned for more details and booking info.


Lincoln Best has surveyed pollinator diversity in western Canada for almost 15 years and produced new data for more than 600 species while discovering new species in Canada. Lincoln studied Zoology and Ecology at the University of Guelph and conducted graduate research at York University on the geographical distribution and genetics of the bees of British Columbia. He has also led field teams through Central and South East Asia, observing native bees in more than 10 countries. Lincoln is passionate about floral/ bee relationships, especially the visitors to rare and unusual flowering plants in the Southern Interior.

Lincoln Best will also be presenting a public lecture July 7 in Invermere.