Saturday, March 6, 2021
Seventh Annual BEEvent
Saturday, March 6, 2021 • 9:00am-4:00pm
ONLINE EVENT • Linn County Master Gardener Association
This year, we’re taking our Seventh Annual BEEvent
Pollinator Conference online. Due to the necessary
restrictions for COVID-19 safety, hosting an in-person
event isn’t possible in 2021, so we’re hosting a virtual
conference. We have a great lineup of speakers, and this
year you can watch and listen in the comfort of your own
A link to the archived videos of the conference will
also be provided a couple weeks after the event, in case
you miss any of it or suffer from “Zoom fatigue.”
We’re proud to present a great lineup of speakers:
Jim Cane: (James H. Cane) – BEE All You Can: Creating a
Bee Haven with Room and Board.
Native bee and pollination ecologist Emeritus USDA-ARS
Bee Lab, Logan, Utah. Owner of WildBeecology
Jim Cane has spent many of the past four decades
studying the nesting and pollination ecologies of native
non-social bees of North America and elsewhere. He has
studied pollination and pollinators of alfalfa,
cranberries, blueberries, squashes, almonds, onions, and
raspberries, as well as 13+ native wildflower seed crops
used for restoration seed. He has published on native
bee nesting biologies, chemical ecologies, foraging
behaviors, floral specializations, community dynamics
and conservation, especially with regard to wildfire. He
has multiplied 5 species of native Osmia bees for these
applications. (Read More)
Kate (Kathryn) LeCroy – Citizen Scientist-Fueled
Research: Documenting Wild Native Bee Declines in North
PhD Candidate Department of Environmental Sciences
University of Virginia
Kate LeCroy is a PhD Candidate at the University of
Virginia studying mason bees with T’ai Roulston. Over
the last three years, Kate has partnered closely with
200+ citizen science program participants to monitor
mason bee diversity and disease ecology across Virginia.
Pre-pandemic, Kate would spend her time each spring
driving 2,500+ miles around the nooks and crannies of
Virginia to visit her program participants, delivering
monitoring equipment and answering any of their
questions in person. Along with running training
webinars and coordinating this 12-week monitoring
project each year, Kate identifies the springtime mason
bees and fungal associates from each location and shares
these data back with participants.
August Jackson – Bees of the Willamette Valley
August Jackson works as the Interpretation Coordinator
at Mount Pisgah Arboretum in Eugene, Oregon. In addition
to his work at the Arboretum, August has expertise in
the native bees of the Pacific Northwest and is an
instructor with the Oregon Bee Atlas out of Oregon State
University. He has authored a comprehensive guide to the
Bees of the Willamette Valley, and has discovered bee
species new to the state of Oregon. August is a
passionate science communicator and frequently delivers
talks and leads classes on native bees and pollination
ecology around the state.
Lincoln Best – Update on Oregon Bee Atlas Project
And much more!
A computer, laptop, or tablet capable of running Zoom.
You can run a test here: Zoom Note: this will download
Zoom to your device
A strong, reliable internet connection
Speakers or headphones
You will not need a computer camera or microphone to
Please join the conference a few minutes early to ensure
that the necessary Zoom software updates are downloaded
to your computer.
All registered participants will receive a private link
to the recorded presentations soon after the conference.
No refunds will be offered.
The link to join the conference will be sent in a
separate email the week of the conference to the email
you used to register.