Peter Bussell- Is it a Bee or is it not a bee?; Pollinators and predator insects
Long time Bee Keeper and member of the Quinte Bee Keepers Association, Peter Bussell will share information about the importance of pollinators and how they differ from common predator insects that may often be confused with bees.
Susan Chan; B. Sc Agriculture, M. Sc in Pollination Biology - Six Steps to Pollinator Conservation on Farmland
This session will introduce participants to some of the common wild pollinators in Ontario including the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee, listed on the Ontario Species at Risk list as endangered. The importance of wild pollinating bees will be explained and their fascinating nesting habits and foraging behaviors will be discussed. Six steps will then be outlined to help landowners create and preserve healthy habitat for native bees. Resource materials will be made available to participants.