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Masons, Miners, and Thieves—The Real Lives of America’s Bees

Did a bee go extinct because of greenhouse tomatoes? Why is a bee nicknamed Cinderella? Follow a gardener’s adventures into the field with bee scientists and farmers to explore the lives of bees. Tucked into stories where bees build turrets and paint walls are lessons on how bees live—and how our gardens can help them. Based on the new book Our Native Bees: North America’s Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them, by Paige Embry.

Our speaker says, “My multi-year immersion into the lives of America’s native bees began with a gardening epiphany—European-import honey bees can’t pollinate tomatoes, but a variety of native bees can. This realization led to an obsession with native bees that cascaded into taking classes, wading through the scientific literature, raising bees, participating in bee science, modifying my garden, and trekking into fields and onto farms with bee experts to learn who America’s bees really are, and how they are faring.” We can’t wait to hear her stories!

Doors open at 6:30 pm for socializing and light refreshments. The talk will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. Following the talk, Paige will be signing her book, Our Native Bees: North America’s Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them.

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