The Master Gardeners of Merced County would like to extend an invitation for you to attend our upcoming Lecture on Bees by Dr Gordon Frankie at 10:30 am on November 11, 2019 at our UCCE Office at 2145 Wardrobe Ave.
California is home to over sixteen hundred species of undomesticated bees–most of them native–that populate and pollinate gardens, fields, and urban green spaces.
Frankie is the foremost expert on California bees as a Cal professor, researcher at the UC Berkeley Urban Bee Lab and coauthor of California Bees and Blooms: A Guide for Gardeners and Naturalists.
During the past 21 years Frankie has documented bee diversity, seasonality, and host plant preferences of most species at several northern California sites. He has discovered that urban residential areas can support high diversities of local bee species. His work is trying to tackle the global pollinator decline and the broad search for new ways to conserve and protect pollinators in a variety of habitats.