We interviewed bee expert, writer, and professor, Mark Winston about wild bees and what we can do to help them in our own backyard.
Mark is a professor at Simon Fraser University in the Department of Biological Sciences, but is currently located at the Centre for Dialogue. He has been involved with bees for over 40 years.
Here are some links on how you can support wild bees:
The Xerces Society provides information on building nesting habitats for wild bumblebees, ground nesting bees, and cavity nesting bees.
The Vancouver-based Environmental Youth Alliance highlights pollinator support projects underway in the lower mainland. They have a pollinator hotel, pollinator gardens, and a community beekeeping program. Click on the "Bee" tab.
Have fun supporting pollinators in your yard or community!
Michalina, Max, & Barrett
Michalina, Max, and Barrett are students working on building a pollinator hotel on the Quest University Canada campus! Stay tuned for a community event, pollinator facts, and much much more!!