Pollinator Summit

Date: Mar 04 - Mar 05, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Please register for this FREE event at Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3SwF7wL.

General Schedule (online and in-person):
Monday, March 4th from 10-3:30 Various speakers - Honey Bees
Tuesday, March 5th from 10-4 Various speakers - Native Bees
Tuesday, March 5th from 6-9 Movie Night

A pollinator conference titled “Food for Bees, Food for you and Me” will offer online and in-person events by University of Idaho Extension and Rural Roots March 4 – 5 will focus on bees and their food sources on the Palouse and beyond.

The free summit will begin Monday, March 4, at 10 a.m. at the Latah County Fair and Event Center main room at 1021 Harold St., Moscow. Steve Sheppard, world-renowned Washington State University entomologist, will open the conference with a presentation on his honey bee research program, especially his collaboration with Fungi Perfecti. Other speakers will present research findings on honey bees and native bees.

The summit will include a Pollinator Expo on Tuesday, March 5 from 11am to 1 pm with table displays from local nonprofits and businesses with pollinator habitat information and products.

The summit will close on the evening of March 5th with a showing of the film, “The Pollinators”

Doors for the closing events will open at 6:00 p.m. at the University of Idaho Potato Seed Lab. The event is free but donations will be accepted at the door to cover the cost of the event.

Sponsors include UI Extension, Rural Roots, Moscow Food Co-op, Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute, and City of Moscow.

Further instructions will be sent for in-person and the online Zoom option to all who register. Donations to help pay for the event are also being accepted on the registration link.

More information is available from summit organizer Iris Mayes at the UI Extension Latah County office at imayes@uidaho.edu or 208-883-2267.
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