Education is the key for spreading the word about what we can all do for pollinators.

Buzz Webinars

Buzz Webinar: Bee Cities Creating a Buzz

61 mins

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

Buzz Webinar: Building a Logo Garden

26 mins

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

Buzz Webinar: Biochar in Urban Settings

55 mins

Presented by Dr. Suzanne Allaire and Melissa Leung of GECA Environnement

Buzz Webinar: 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

Buzz Webinar: Leveraging Existing Resources for Pollinator Habitat Creation and Promotion

47 mins

Presented by Jill Stanton Landscape Architect and Aimee Pugao

Buzz Webinar: City of Toronto’s Pollination Protection Strategy

72 mins

Webinar lead by Patricia Landry, Parks Program Officer at the City of Toronto

Buzz Webinar: All-Ireland Pollinator Plan

76 mins

Speaker: Dr. Una Fitzpatrick

Buzz Webinar: It’s good business to help bees with Rob Sysak

35 mins

Topic: It’s good business to help bees!!

Many thanks to Rob Sysak,on an informative presentation on the “It’s good business to help bees!”

Buzz Webinar: The Magic of Soil

86 mins

Dr. Phil Gregory presents an outstanding presentation on the, “Magic of Soil”. Watch the video for additional insights.

Buzz Webinar: The Oregon Bee Project

70 mins

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.

Buzz Webinar: The City of Calgary’s Pollinator Project

49 mins

David Misfeldt 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.

Buzz Webinar: Hosting Pollinator Garden Tours in your Community

37 mins

Kristina Lefever and Libby VanWyhe 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 start of the session was not recorded due to a technical issue.

Buzz Webinar: The University of Guelph’s [email protected] Program

57 mins

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 and was presented by Shelly Candel.

Buzz Webinar: Chronic Exposure to Neonicotinoids and Honey Bee Health

58 mins

Speaker: Nadia Tsvetkov, 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 and was presented by Bee City Canada’s Shelly Candel.

Buzz Webinar: Butterflies in our Cities and Gardens

74 mins

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.

Buzz Webinar: Educational Signage for your Pollinator Garden

50 mins

Councillor Ralph Manktelow and Helen Derry from the Town of Mono, Ontario, 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.

Recommended Videos

Insect Apocalypse? What Is Really Happening, Why It Matters and How Natural Area Managers Can Help

72 mins

Speakers: Scott Hoffman Black, Executive Director, Xerces Society.

You can thank insect pollinators for one third of every mouthful of food that you eat. Without small flies in streams for young fish to eat – your last grilled salmon would have been impossible. If you like songbirds, you can thank an insect – 96 percent of birds rely on insects for survival. With well over one million known species, insects and other invertebrates eclipse all other forms of life on Earth.

2019 NAA Webinar: The Role of Honey Bees in Natural Areas – A Conversation

92 mins

Speakers: Rich Hatfield, Senior Conservation Biologist, Endangered Species Program, Xerces Society Vicki Wojcik, Research Director, Pollinator Partnership

Talk 1, Rich Hatfield: Honey Bees in the Pollination Networks of Natural Areas? An Overview and Best Management Practices.

Talk 2, Vicki Wojcik: Flora Resource Competition Between Honey Bees and Wild Bees: Is There Clear Evidence and Can We Guide Management and Conservation? Access the Chat Log of Q&A at

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