Adult Speaker Series

Date: Oct 15, 2019 19:00:00 to 20:30

October Adult Speaker Series: Native Bees of the Central Interior, Lynn Wescott

When we consider bees and pollination, the honey bee is often the first species that comes to mind. In northern and central British Columbia, we are fortunate to have a rich diversity of native species that are excellent pollinators of native plants as well as cultivated crops. By gaining an understanding of local bee diversity and their habitat needs, we can help our native bees to survive and thrive.

Lynn Wescott is an entomologist living in Smithers. Lynn studied in Mark Winston’s lab at Simon Fraser University and obtained her M.Sc. in Biological Sciences with a focus on honey bees. Lynn operates an environmental consultancy and has lived and worked throughout northern B.C., northern Alberta, and the West Kootenay region in southeast B.C. Lynn’s project work focuses on terrestrial and aquatic insects, but her primary area-of-interest is the native bee fauna of British Columbia, particularly central and northern B.C.

Doors open at 6:45pm
Presentation at 7pm
Q+A afterward
Cash beer + wine bar

This event is free and aimed at an adult audience.

Thanks toCBC Daybreak North - Northern British Columbia for being the official media sponsor of the Adult Speaker Series.