Mark your calendars for the second session in our Floral and Lecture Workshop series with a lecture by Tim Stanley
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Lecture Outline / Tim Stanley
Wild Lawns Help Native Bees/
When Europeans arrived in North America with honey bees, nearly 4,000 bees were already here, pollinating the plants and helping maintain the food supply. Our native bees, sometimes described as pollen bees, are not only extremely efficient but have also developed special techniques for pollinating flowers that honey bees are incapable of pollinating!
One of the greatest threats facing bees and other pollinators are the pesticides used on lawns. The “weeds” and plants that grow among the grasses make the imperfect lawn the perfect lawn for bees and other pollinators. Not only are these “weeds” beneficial to bees but also contain both nutritional and medicinal properties.
Join us as we explore the little-known but fascinating world of native bees and learn how you can take action steps on their behalf. Audiences will leave informed, delighted, and more appreciative of bees.
The founder of Native Beeology, Timothy J. Stanley is the Assistant Director at the Fresh Air Fund’s Sharpe Reservation in Fishkill, NY. He is the Past President of the New York State Outdoor Education Association (NYSOEA), an avid photographer, and a lifelong student and teacher of the outdoors.