Daily Archives: May 2, 2022

May South Sound Fruit Society: Native Bees

Save the date for our next SSFS meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, May 3, 2022:

  6:30 pm – Zoom opens for social and sharing time

  7:00 pm – Meeting begins with short business/board meeting

  7:15 pm – Presentation about our Native Bees from David Jennings

Time: May 3, 2022 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 860 6922 2987

Passcode: 879443

We are pleased to host this talk about the importance of our native bees and the part they play in pollinating fruit and other crops in western Washington, and how we can be good neighbors with our bees. This conversation will cover an overview of native bees and other pollinators; what pollination is and how it happens. 

Bumble bees are a great gateway into our native bees and other pollinators.   We will focus on our local bumble bees (charismatic megafauna of our pollinator community) as a starting place on the learning path to our local native pollinators.  This will include a quick “how to ID” session for our local bumble bee species, conservation discussion and opportunities for supporting our pollinators.

Learn them, respect them, protect them!