Buzz WebinarsOur Buzz Webinar series focuses on educational talks with local pollinator protectors and experts in their field to learn about innovative ways people are helping pollinators in their communities. Back to Pollinator Resources
Bee Cities Creating a Buzz
Lead by Shelly Candel
We hear directly from some our amazing Bee Cities about some of their creative initiatives.
- From the City of Calgary, Councillor Druh Farrell, Jack Goodwin (Highland Regenerative Farm) and Amanda Mosca (University of Calgary).
- Sherry Punak Murphy from the City of Brandon, Manitoba.
- Jay Cranstone, City of Guelph.
- Stephanie Wideman and Chesley Stone from the City of Barrie.
- Jade Schofield from the Town of Whitby.
- Sarah Peebles, an Audio Artist from Toronto.
Building a Logo Garden
Presented by Megan Phillips, horticulturist at the City of Kawartha Lakes.
Biochar in Urban Settings
Presented by Dr. Suzanne Allaire and Melissa Leung of GECA Environnement.
Conserving Canada’s species-at-risk bumbles bees, associated bee communities, and their habitat.
Presented by Genevieve Rowe, Lead Biologist for the Native Pollinator Initiative at Wildlife Preservation Canada.
Leveraging Existing Resources for Pollinator Habitat Creation and Promotion
Presented by Jill Stanton Landscape Architect and Aimee Pugao.
City of Toronto’s Pollination Protection Strategy
Lead by Patricia Landry, Parks Program Officer at the City of Toronto.
All-Ireland Pollinator Plan
Speaker: Dr. Una Fitzpatrick
It’s good business to help bees
Presented by Rob Sysak
The Magic of Soil
Presented by Dr. Phil Gregory
The Oregon Bee Project
Presented by Lincoln Best
Scientist and native bee expert Lincoln Best talks about the Oregon Bee Project, a cooperative effort between the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), the Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), and a diverse set of stakeholders who are actively engaged in caring for our bees. Together these collaborators and supporters are launching several initiatives to maintain and enhance bee health in Oregon.
The City of Calgary’s Pollinator Project
Presented by David Misfeldt
David speaks about an initiative in the City of Calgary to help pollinators. A corridor created from Macleod Trail to Bow Bottom Trail has been planted and will be maintained with wildflowers and native plant material as well as a variety of nesting habitats.
The project will benefit pollinators and also provide awareness and information to adjacent schools and the surrounding community via information signs installed in the beds in 2018. This project will also reduce the maintenance requirements for the adjacent boulevards.
Hosting Pollinator Garden Tours in your Community
Presented by Kristina Lefever and Libby VanWyhe
Kristina and Libby talk about the Pollinator Garden Program in Ashland, Oregon, which was created as part of their efforts to engage and educate the public about pollinators. Ashland was recognized as a Bee City in 2014. This webinar took place on October 30th, 2018 .
The University of Guelph’s [email protected] Program
Presented by Shelly Candel
Dr. Dirk Steinke speaks about the University of Guelph’s [email protected] program. Through this initiative, scientists are setting up and monitoring “bee hotels” in schools yards in Waterloo and Toronto to track pollinator activity, collect data about what bees are around, where they’re getting their food and other useful data that will help build a broader picture of pollinator health in Canada. The webinar took place on January 24th, 2019.
Chronic Exposure to Neonicotinoids and Honey Bee Health
Speaker: Nadia Tsvetkov
Nadia, a member of the Zayed Lab at York University in Toronto, discusses her PhD work focusing on the use of neonics and their impacts on honey bee health. Neonics are the most widely used family of insecticides around the world. This webinar took place on February 21, 2019.
Butterflies in our Cities and Gardens
Speaker: Grazyna Tonkiel
Artist, opera singer and butterfly enthusiast Grazyna Tonkiel of King Township, Ontario, shares her insights about butterflies. This webinar took place on February 6th, 2019 and was hosted by Bee City Canada’s Shelly Candel.
Educational Signage for your Pollinator Garden
Speakers: Councillor Ralph Manktelow and Helen Derry from the Town of Mono, Ontario.
Ralph and Helen, speak about creating the Mono Pollinator Garden as well as educating the public about pollinators and their habitat through signage in public spaces. Presented by Shelly Candel, Director of Bee City Canada, on January 23, 2019.