Native Pollinators Webinar [VIRTUAL]

Pollinators around the globe are in significant decline due to a combination of factors including loss of habitat, disease, parasites and environmental contaminants. While domesticated honey bees receive most of the attention, it is our native species that will be the focus of this webinar. Delve into the wonderful world of social and solitary bees with the library’s resident Bug Lady and Special Events Programmer, Taren Urquhart. Nature lovers and closet entomologists will enjoy this webinar’s detailed photographs and fascinating video clips.

Over 4,000 species of native bees live in North America, with 450 living in British Columbia alone. Taren has been raising solitary native bees in her backyard and educating community members and kids about beneficial insects for over 20 years. Learn the difference between social and solitary bees and how each play an important roll as “super-pollinators” within our communities. Discover how to identify local mason, leafcutter and mining bees and how to create habitat and homes for them to thrive in your neighbourhood.

Click on the link below to join the webinar. Please try to arrive 10 minutes early. You will be directed to a waiting room when first joining, and then let into the Zoom meeting when staff are ready.  The program will start promptly at 11:00 AM.

For this virtual program, we'll be using Zoom.

What you'll need: A computer with speakers (or headphones) or your smartphone/tablet.

Never participated in a Zoom event before? Check out this short tutorial or visit our Getting Started with Zoom page.

Thursday, May 14, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

For more information, contact us on LibraryConnect at 604.925.7400 or

This program is now fully registered. Please contact the Department listed above to ask if there is a waiting list.

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