Buzz Webinars

Our 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.
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Pollinator Habitat Restoration in Municipalities: Case studies from The City of Calgary

1 hr 32 mins

In this webinar, our speakers outline the process of pollinator habitat restoration through two real world examples from The City of Calgary: The Canyon Meadows Bee Boulevard and The 16th Ave N.E. Naturalization Pilot. They walk us through the nitty gritty details of pollinator habitat restoration through the lens of these projects, including site preparation, species selection, seed mix design, installation and ongoing maintenance.

Speakers include:

  • Jenna Cross, Parks Ecologist at The City of Calgary
  • Elizabeth Murray, Senior Scientist at Earthmaster Environmental Strategies
  • Ben Poltorak, Project Manager, Northern Operations at Earthmaster Environmental Strategies
  • Kent Cryer, Remediation Manager at Earthmater Environmental Strategies

Bee Cities Creating a Buzz

61 mins Lead by Shelly Candel

We hear directly from some our amazing Bee Cities about some of their creative initiatives.

Building a Logo Garden

26 mins
Presented by Megan Phillips, horticulturist at the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Biochar in Urban Settings

55 mins
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.

50 mins
Presented by Genevieve Rowe, Lead Biologist for the Native Pollinator Initiative at Wildlife Preservation Canada.

Leveraging Existing Resources for Pollinator Habitat Creation and Promotion

47 mins
Presented by Jill Stanton Landscape Architect and Aimee Pugao.

City of Toronto’s Pollination Protection Strategy

72 mins
Lead by Patricia Landry, Parks Program Officer at the City of Toronto.

All-Ireland Pollinator Plan

76 mins
Speaker: Dr. Una Fitzpatrick

It’s good business to help bees

35 mins
Presented by Rob Sysak

The Magic of Soil

86 mins
Presented by Dr. Phil Gregory

The Oregon Bee Project

70 mins
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

49 mins
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

37 mins
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 Bees@School Program

57 mins
Presented by Shelly Candel

Dr. Dirk Steinke speaks about the University of Guelph’s Bees@School 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

58 mins
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

74 mins
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

50 mins
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.

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