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CCE Putnam offers presentation of Native Bees: Our “Un-stung” Heroes


Stefanie Hubert
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County
845-278-6738 x223sh379@cornell.edu

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County invites you to a special live online presentation of Native Bees: Our “Un-stung” Heroes, given by Tim Stanley of Native Beeology.

Start 2022 with a buzz! Join us on January 5 at 7:00 p.m. for a Zoom presentation with noted bee expert Tim Stanley as we explore the world of native bees. Though they are largely responsible for keeping food on our tables, trees in our landscape, and beauty in our gardens, they often go unnoticed and under-appreciated.

We will discover little-known facts about these insects. Spoiler alert! Did you know that New York is home to nearly 400 species of native bees? That most of them have absolutely no interest in stinging you? That they have developed unique techniques and relationships with native flowers, making them indispensable pollinators? And that most of them pollinate more efficiently than honeybees?

We will discuss ways to help our native pollinators including planting flowers, combating invasive species and stopping the use of harmful insecticides. Audiences will leave informed, delighted, and prepared to act on behalf of our native heroes.

Presenter Timothy J. Stanley is not only the founder of Native Beeology (www.nativebeeology.com), but also Director at the Fresh Air Fund's Sharpe Reservation, past president of NYSOEA (New York State Outdoor Education Association), and currently serves as the President of the Stony Kill Foundation in Dutchess County.He is an avid photographer, and a lifelong student and teacher of the outdoors.

This event is brought to you by Putnam Pollinator Pathway, an initiative of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County launched to encourage and support habitat for native pollinators. By joining the Putnam Pollinator Pathway, individuals and groups have committed to working together to establish a corridor for pollinators spanning the County and connecting with other Pollinator Pathways across the Northeast.

Registration cost: $0 - $25. Amount is at participant’s discretion. Deadline for registration is January 4, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. Registration is required to receive Zoom link.

Register at http://putnam.cce.cornell.edu/events for an evening of information and inspiration!

For more information call Stefanie Hubert, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam Executive Director at 845-278-6738 ext. 223, or email sh379@cornell.edu.

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