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Bee There!

Bee There!

Bet you can’t name all our native bees.

It’s a pretty safe bet, since more than 450 different species of bee call BC and the Yukon “home”. (And that’s not including the honeybee, which was introduced from Europe.)

While honeybees and their problems generate more media buzz, native bees pollinate most of our local plants. They’re particularly important for the pollination (and therefore the continued survival) of many native plant species.

Find out more about these fascinating creatures, their lives, and the important role they play in your garden, at the talk “More Than One Native: How Various Bee Pollinators Work with Flower Designs to Make Your Garden More Bountiful” presented by Gord Hutchings at 2 pm, February 18th in the Victoria Conference Centre, as part of this year’s Seedy Saturday speakers’ programme.

Photo: Bee on Wild Rose
Credit: ©D.Gascoyne, 2009

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