Bees’ plight focus of upcoming Bend event

March 2, 2017 by  

As some of Bend’s major pollinators, bees perform a vital role in their ecosystem, and during an upcoming evening, area residents will have an opportunity to learn more about these tiny creatures and what the public can do to help them survive.

Both Rich Hatfield and LeeAnn Liegh, who are experts in the field of bee biology, will be taking part in the event. They will be leading the discussion about native bees and how important it is that these species be protected. After this, there will be a screening of the film “A Ghost in the Making: Searching for the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee”, which outlines the story of the continental U.S.’s first ever bee that was placed on the country’s Endangered Species list. Booklet printing can be used by the organizers of a function like this to produce informational handouts that can be given to each person who takes part that outline steps they can take to help bees survive.

The High Desert Museum will be playing host to the evening, and the admission price is $3.00 for members and $7.00 for non-members. It will begin at 6:00 pm on April 6th, and there will be a no-host bar. Additional support for A Pollinator’s Plight has been provided by Oregon Humanities.

Anyone who would like to find out more or to submit an RSVP is invited to do so through the museum’s website.