February 17 – What Happens When the Honeybees Disappear?– 10:00 am (PST) – with Ted Leischner

Colony collapse disorder of bees is a serious and alarming trend that is threatening the livelihood of farmers worldwide. To put the situation into context, Ted Leischner, corresponding CANPOLIN member and conservation volunteer, will discuss what is killing our bees as well as the immediate grassroots actions that farmers can take to assure pollination services, food security and ecological health.  There is much that can be done that is quick, convenient and economically feasible but, it will require a shift in perspective.  Ted will share his insights on how we can employ the 400 species of native bees that are exquisitely adapted to living here and operate as a complete pollination guild for our ecosystem.

For further information and registration information see http://www.certifiedorganic.bc.ca/infonews/events.php.

The fee for each seminar is $20.00 (incl. GST), student/apprentice rate $10.50 (incl. GST).  The deadline for registration is midnight, of the Monday before each seminar. 

Thank you in advance for your interest and support of our educational sessions

Sponsored by COABC’s Regional Seminar Series and our core sponsors

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Project Partner – Agriwebinar™, a branch of the Canadian Farm Business Management Council (CFBMC)