Join Lindsay Miller Barranco from the vanEnglesdorp Bee Lab at the University of Maryland for a talk on the importance of bees, native bees and honeybees. The program will cover:
- A description of native bees (both ground nesting and tube nesting)
- What individuals can do to enhance their environments through floral plantings and optimizing sites for native bee nesting.
- Challenges native bees and honey bees face
- The history and biology of honey bee colonies and how they are utilized in commercial agriculture for pollination in the U.S.
Lindsay Barranco is a graduate student at the University of Maryland who has wide ranging experience with both honeybees and native bees – for a time she was a beekeeper and apiary inspector for the State of Maryland and currently focuses more on native bee issues and is doing a thesis dealing with ground nesting bee substrates, researching different surface types for the benefit of ground nesting native bees.
This program is sponsored by the Newton Free Library and is being cosponsored by Green Newton and Newton Conservators.
Register for this FREE webinar at https://newtonfreelibrary.libcal.com/event/9854297 Registration for this program will end two hours before the start time. The login information will be sent just after registration closes. Please be sure to check your spam folder in case it lands there.