The webinar will cover the importance of native bee pollinators in organic farming systems, particularly diversified systems that produce many crops per year. We will first discuss the diversity of native bees in farming systems, and the roles they may play in supplementing (or replacing) honey bees for pollination services. We will also offer practical suggestions for how farmers can improve their native bee populations. Our webinar will also describe ongoing research in western Washington on native bee pollinators.
The webinar will be geared to farmers and researchers, but primarily for farmers or individuals interested in biodiversity conservation (it will not be heavy on research methodology or jargon and may be too basic for many bee ecologists).
Advance registration is required, free for all participants.
**NOTE** The time shown is Pacific Standard Time.