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What's the Buzz
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Windermere Manor, Grand Hall, 200 Collip Circle, London, ON

Whats the buzz London Bee

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Join Western Alumni to hear an informative lecture from Rebecca Ellis, PhD candidate, Geography, Western University; student member, Rotman Institute of Philosophy, to learn about the challenges faced by bees today and how you can help. Our event will begin with a tour and talk at the Western hives located at Windermere Manor.

Arrive at Windermere Manor no later than 6:30 p.m.
Guests to gather near the parking lot and the group will then make their way to the hives
7:15 pm – guests return to the Grand Hall at Windermere Manor – time for a bio break
7:30 pm – guest lecturer – Rebecca Ellis

Bees are in decline, and the reasons complex. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization has identified this as a major threat to global food security. One of the responses to the decline is a growing interest in urban beekeeping and urban pollinator gardening.  Evidence suggests that creating spaces for pollinators in cities can help reverse the decline of local populations of native bees.

This presentation will give participants practical information for creating vibrant pollinator habitats. It will outline the many benefits of gardening for and with bees, how to select plants that attract pollinators, how to create diverse polycultures, and how to create ideal conditions for native bee habitats. The obstacles and opportunities faced by urban beekeepers and pollinator gardeners will be discussed with a focus on creative problem-solving, including ideas for gently shifting the perspectives of people who are uncomfortable living in close proximity to bees.

Event will take place RAIN or SHINE.

Complimentary parking is available on site.

Western Alumni is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Please contact us if you have any particular accommodation requirements or require information in an alternate format. 

We are sorry, the deadline for registering for this event online has passed. Please email alumnirsvp@uwo.ca or call 1-800-258-6896 and press 2 if you are still interested in attending. Please leave your name, email, phone number, the name of your guest and specify which event you will be attending.

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