Bumblebees, mason bees, and other local bees play an important role in pollination, yet they’re often overlooked in our excitement about honeybees. These creatures are well-adapted to the North Shore’s weather conditions and local plants, and will help your vegetable garden be more productive.
In this workshop, you’ll learn how to:
- Identify the different species of native bees
- Understand how native bees help pollinate crops
- Create and protect habitat for native bees
Ric Erikson is a local beekeeper and native pollinator enthusiast. Over several years Ric has established partnerships with local organizations, schools, and municipalities to develop native pollinator gardens and education programs. Ric is founder of Bee Friendly, a local organization that offers information about native pollinators, presentations and programs, and nest removal.