From the Annals of The Oregon Bee Project

We all love honey bees because they give us honey. However, we should also be loving Oregon’s 500-plus native bees that are pollinating our crops. Crops equal food and we know how important food is.

Here are some Oregon Bee Project events in the Portland area that you might be interested in and here is a hot link to the Bee Project’s blog.

Learn how you can help the bees./Ed.

July
July 15th, 2017 (Saturday) | 10 am to Noon
Local Native Pollinators Class
Learn about the interesting variety of local native pollinators and when to look for them in our area. Information will also be shared on how to attract them to your garden and landscape. Ron Spendal has been raising and studying mason bees at Jackson Bottom for four years and his classes on our local insects are always information packed and interesting. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages: 10 – Adult.
Instructor: Ron Spendal
Cost: Free, Registration Required
Location: Jackson Bottom Wetlands Education Center | 2600 SW Hillsboro Hwy, Hillsboro, OR 97123

July 22nd, 2017 (Saturday) | 11 am – 1pm
Local Native Pollinators Class
Learn about the interesting variety of local native pollinators and when to look for them in our area. Information will also be shared on how to attract them to your garden and landscape. Ron Spendal has been raising and studying mason bees at Jackson Bottom for four years and his classes on our local insects are always information packed and interesting. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages: 10 – Adult.
Instructor: Ron Spendal
Cost: Free, 503-649-4538
Location: Farmington Gardens Nursery | 21815 SW Farmington Rd, Beaverton, OR 97007

August

August 3rd, 2017
Pollinator Habitat Best Management Practices Meeting
Portland-Metro Regional working meeting to discuss best practices for professionals developing pollinator habitat in natural areas and community spaces. Contact Janelle St. Pierre for more information
Contact: janelle.st.pierre@portlandoregon.gov

Reports from the Road – The Hermiston Swing

Photo of yellow faced bumble bee by Larry D Rea www.taxaflora.com


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