Thursday, July 16
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Of the hundreds of native Northwest bee species, mason bees are some of the hardest working, sting-free pollinators we can bring into our backyards. Even though they do not produce honey, mason bees are more efficient as pollinators when compared to domestic honey bees. Lila Westreich, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Washington, will share research that explores foraging trends of native bees in urban environments through genetic analysis.