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Jun 22, 202412:00pm - 6:00pm

Pollinator Day Celebration

Join us for a day of exhibits, short presentations, and a keynote by Dr. Stephen Buchmann.

Globally renowned pollination ecologist, author, researcher and film consultant, Dr. Stephen Buchmann will address “Bees & Other Pollinators: Why They Are Essential to Flowers, Wildlife and Us.”

Throughout the Summit, melipona bee honey will be on sale and there will be native plant vendors.

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11:30 – Event Opens – Vendor and Exhibitors on-site through the afternoon

12:00-12:45 – You’re Saving the Wrong Bees: Impacts of Honeybees and Why it Matters
Amy Boyd, Ph.D., Professor of Biology – Warren Wilson College

1:00-1:45 – Integrating Pollination and Pest Management in Working Landscapes
Dr. Joshua Arnold, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Agriculture – Warren Wilson College

2:00-2:45 – Melipona Stingless Tropical Bee Project
Rebecca Robertson, Director, Mayan Melipona Bee Sanctuary Project

3:00-3:45 – Buncombe County K-12 School Pollinator Conservation Program
Bryan Tompkins, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

4:30-5:30 Keynote: Bees & Other Pollinators: Why They Are Essential to Flowers, Wildlife and Us
Dr. Stephen Buchmann, adjunct professor in the departments of Entomology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona