The Biodiversity of Bees with Lincoln Best (Invermere)

Event Date:
Friday, July 7, 2017

photo: Lincoln Best

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

Join us in Invermere to hear renowned Bee Scientist Lincoln Best discuss The Biodiversity of Bees and their Floral Relations in the East Kootenay. Lincoln will introduce the Canal Flats endemic bee as well as other native bees in the East Kootenays, sharing the importance of their relationships with local flora. No background knowledge is required.

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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 hosting a 2-day weekend workshop July 8-9 in Invermere.