Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 07:00pm
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Speaker: Dr. Rob Gegear, UMASS-Dartmouth Biology
Do our individual efforts REALLY result in “saving the bees”? If you want to help threatened pollinators, don't miss Dr. Gegear's talk August 11 explaining the science behind creating better pollinator habitat.
Unlike non-native honeybees that are managed by beekeepers, NATIVE BEE species must meet their ‘ecological needs’ by themselves, i.e., find good sources of nectar and pollen at critical times of their life cycles, overwintering sites for mated queens, and suitable nest sites in the spring.
Dr. Rob Gegear’s research identifies what we can do to help Massachusetts threatened bee species recover. Rob is working closely with Western MA Pollinator Networks and other organizations to create successful pollinator pathways using the plants, shrubs, and trees essential for declining bee and Lepidoptera species.
Checkout Rob’s Beecology project and using his app to contribute to citizen science.