Native Bees of the East Kootenay (Invermere)

Event Date:
Friday, July 7, 2017
CPR Lodge, near Pynelogs Cultural Centre

1720 4th Ave, Invermere

Renowned bee scientist Lincoln Best is coming to Invermere! Lincoln’s one-hour presentation on Friday evening will focus on native bees in the East Kootenay and how important they are for local flora. You’ll also learn about a unique bee found only in Canal Flats.

The Friday night presentation at 7pm is by donation.

Don’t miss his 2-day workshop  on July 8-9 where participants will explore bumblebees and native bees of the East Kootenay. The workshop will look at biodiversity, floral ecology, habitat restoration, landscape design and conservation strategies we can implement to help our local bees thrive. Complete with butterfly nets.

No background knowledge is required.

Two books will be available for purchase: Bees in your Backyard, and the Guide to Bumblebees of North America.

Registration is $120 ($100 for Wildsight members) for the two-day weekend workshop. Register today.

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.