Today we had an incredible first session of our Inviting Biodiversity into Our Gardens virtual symposium. Registration is live for Session 2: Creating Green Corridors: Strategies for Cities and Homeowners which is on Wednesday, January 25 from 1 - 3 PM ET.
Pollinator habitats shouldn't be restricted to large swaths of land. We need to consider the potential of creating pollinator-friendly gardens of all sizes ultimately connecting these spaces in the landscape. Discover the successful efforts made to educate and encourage landowners and cities to focus on creating pollinator pathways and green corridors.
During Session 2 we will hear from Mary Ellen Lemay, Landowner Engagement Director at Aspetuck Land Trust about Pollinator Pathways and the Green Corridor: Improving Biodiversity on Protected Lands in Our Own Yards, and from Evan Abramson, Founder and Principal of Landscape Interactions about Designing Landscapes + Corridors to Support Biodiversity and Climate Resilience.Click here for more info and to register!
In his Zoom presentation this past week Jamie Ellis pointed to several sources for detailed information on Varroa Management. Jamie is a strong advocate of good management practices to protect hives from the number one threat to their health.
Jamie included two links that may be of interest to you. The first is to Insect Science publication. The information is thorough and in depth on all facets of Varroa.
The second link is to Honey Bee Health Coalition. This site posts excellent details regarding monitoring and treating your hives, including How To videos.
Varroa Management Decision Tool
Honey Bees on Flowers