Gardens are being readied for the garden tour
5th Annual BEEvent Pollinator Conference
March 2, 2019 9:00- 3:45
Linn County Fair and Expo Center
Willamette Building- Conference Center
3700 Knox Butte Road East, Albany, OR
7:00 -8:00 Vendor set up
8:00- 9:00 Registration Sign in- Pick up Conference Packets
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome & announcement - Susan Morton, Rich Little
9:15 – 10:15 Monarch Butterflies - Dr. David James
10:45 -11:45 Latest Research on Plant Pollinator Preferences
11:45- Noon Question and Answer time
Noon-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00-2:00 How are Bumblebees Faring? Oregon Bumblebee Atlas
Rich Hatfield, Xerces Society
2:00-2:25 Break - Start filling out evaluation
2:25-3:25 Oregon Berry Bees, Leafcutter Bees and other summer bees Rich Little - followed by a short Q & A time
3:25-3:45 Evaluation Surveys - Raffle and Final door prizes drawings
3:45-4:30 Final vendor purchases - Cocoon pick-up
5th Annual BeeVent Pollinator Conference
March 2, 2019 Linn Co. Fair & Expo Center in Albany, Oregon
REGISTRATION CLOSES FEBRUARY 27TH
Would you like to increase the size of the raspberries growing in your garden by 30%? Can the fruit on your apple tree grow bigger and healthier without adding more fertilizer? Yes!
This year's BeeVent Pollinator Conference on March 2, sponsored by the Linn Co. Extension Master Gardeners, will teach you ways to enhance the habitat in your yard to encourage specific beneficial butterflies and insects to take up residence and do their magic on your flowers, fruits and vegetables.
Most of the bee and butterfly research conducted to date has been for commercial growers. But this fifth annual gathering of home gardeners, small farmers and city dwellers who love flowers, has become an essential element in the growth of interest and knowledge surrounding the plight of our pollinators.
Learn what citizen-scientists around the northwest are doing to enhance our knowledge of native bees and other pollinators. Some butterflies, monarchs are one, can only reproduce if they lay eggs on a specific plant that will provide food for the caterpillars when they hatch. What are those plants? Can I buy them at our local nurseries? Which ones will grow well in my garden? What is an Oregon Berry Bee?
Our expert speakers will address these and many other common questions. Vendors will be available for the purchase of products and plants and local non-profit groups will share valuable information.
SAVE THE DATE
Fifth Annual BEEvent Pollinator Conference
Saturday, March 2, 2019 At the Linn County Fair & Expo Center
New topics - leaf cutter bees and bumble bees are expected to be the focus for the 5th conference.
A full day of wonderful speakers, vendors, and citizens who are concerned about the plight of our pollinators!
ON LINE REGISTRATION WILL OPEN JANUARY 2019.
Come to informative garden talks the 2nd Monday of the Month at The Lobby in Lebanon. Talks start at 12 noon and last for about one hour. Enjoy lunch while listen or not. Classes are sponsored by the Linn County Master Gardeners and will cover a variety of topics. See you there!!
We are excited to offer Extended Learning classes at LBCC in Sweet Home. All are taught by Linn County Master Gardeners. Classes are free. Register thru LBCC.
February 7 Good Bug Bad Bug
February 13 Cane Berries in your Backyard
February 20 Gardening with a Computer Program.
Linn County Master Gardeners receive training on Mason Bees with "FloraBunda" making a special appearance to help you learn how to answer questions from the public about Mason Bees. Classes will prepare you to help with the BeeVent and other events where Linn Master Gardeners have bee supplies available to the public.
The BeeVent committee need more Linn County Master Gardeners prepared to help and know about Mason Bees. Ideally we would like every Linn Master Gardener to take this class.
Dates: December 7, 2018
Where: Linn County Extension Office
Time: 10 am to 11:30 am
RSVP to Ranee Webb at our email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Ranee's personal email found in the Master Gardener Directory.
For periodic e-mails about Mason Bees and more subscribe to “Bee Notes”
We send a few e-mails each year to remind you to put out your houses,
to take in your blocks/tubes, and provide reminders about cleaning the cocoons.
Information about other pollinators will be in future “Bee Notes” too.
Sign up for “Bee Notes”
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/linn/linn-county-master-gardener-association Look for the link in the middle of the page to subscribe to “Bee Notes”.
All “Bee Notes” will come from “Linn County OSU Extension” (via Mail Chimp).
You might want to watch your “junk” or “promotional” mail too.
You always have the option to unsubscribe, but we hope that you will find
the information we send to be helpful and educational.
Sign up for the Cocoon Cleaning Classes. They are free but we need to know how many are coming to each class. There is a class size of 15 participants per class. Click link to register. www.SignUpGenius.com/go/8050D48ADAD2FA13-mason