BEE in the Know at the Markham Nature Park and Aboretum | June 13th

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California Bees & Flowers: A Selective Love Affair | 10–11:30AM | FREE

Did you know: there are 1,600 native bee species in California alone (nearly 40% of the total diversity in the U.S.!). Intended as an introduction, this talk will cover native bee ecology, bee-plant relationships, and the implications they have on habitat gardening.  You will go home equipped to start encouraging native bees at home.

The presenter, Sara Leon Guerrero, has been a research assistant for Dr. Gordon Frankie in the UC Berkeley Urban Bee Lab since 2012. She is project manager for the Lab’s Farming for Native Bees project. Find out more about Sara and the Urban Bee Lab athttp://www.helpabee.org.

Honey Bee Demonstration | 11:30AM–12:15PM | Members FREE/Others $5 donation

Have you noticed that the park now has bee hives?  Even if you haven’t, this is your chance to come meet Vashek, the person who is providing and tending the hives, and the hive inhabitants.  Vashek will give a brief talk on the importance — and dangers facing — honey bees and then walk us out to watch him handle/check on the hives.

For more information about these or other offerings, visit The Markham.

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