CLASS: Mason Bees
Our Super Native Pollinator
February 16, 2019 11:00 am -12:00 pm
Blue orchard mason bees are one of the earliest emerging native bees in the Pacific Northwest and are critical for the pollination of many of our spring blooming native plants and fruit trees. Solitary pollinators such as the mason bee are often overlooked but are extremely important to the health of our ecosystems. Biologist Olivia Shangrow will share information on the lifecycle of these bees and their use in the agricultural industry, as well as how easy it is to host these gentle bees in your backyard. Her program, Rent Mason Bees (www.rentmasonbees.com), provides everything you need to pollinate your backyard and boost local bee populations.
Olivia Shangrow is a biology graduate from the University of Washington and is passionate about building awareness of the importance of native bee species to our environment and food systems. Along with running the Rent Mason Bees program, she teaches local classes on bees and works for the nonprofit organization Orchard Bee Association (www.orchardbee.org).
Where: Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church
308 4th Ave S Kirkland, WA 98033