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Planting the Bee Garden April 2018

Planting the Bee Garden

Instructor: Christine Casey, Ph.D., UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology

Date of Event: April 14, 2018. Rain date April 28, 2018.

Time of Event: 8:00am – 11:00am

Location: Harry H. Laidlaw, Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility and Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven

Bee pollination brings us much of our food and supports most of our wildland plants. Interest in helping bee pollinators has never been greater, but what can you do in your own garden to make sure it is bee-friendly? We’ll discuss garden design and plant selection based on bee biology as well as how to encourage insect natural enemies to keep bee gardens pesticide-free. We’ll also learn about some of the latest research on bees and gardens and how to incorporate this into your garden. The class will conclude with a tour of the Haven for a hands-on look at plants and bees. Registration includes light breakfast and snacks, course handouts, a solitary bee house, and a plant for your garden. Separate registration is available for lunch for anyone staying for the afternoon ‘Bee Watching for Beginners’ class.