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Bee Bash 24


We’ve gathered a swarm of bee experts for an educational and fun filled day at our BEE BASH 2024. Come learn from some of the Bay Area’s leading experts about native bees and what you can do to help them, including preserving habitat, and planting and gardening with bees in mind. Find out which plants are most likely to attract and sustain bees in your area – and how to plant a seasonal succession of blooms.

WHEN: Saturday, April 13th from 10:00am-4:00pm
WHERE: Annie’s Annuals & Perennials Nursery 740 Market Ave., Richmond CA
MORE INFO: https://www.anniesannuals.com/beebash24
Speaker’s Schedule
10am – 10:15am – Jennifer Jewell (Host): Welcome and Opening Remarks! Cultivating Place

10:15am-10:50am – John Whittlesey: “Bumble Bees – Their Natural History & Designing Gardens to Support Them” Canyon Creek Nursery & Design

11:00am – 11:45am – Dave Hunter: “Successful Mason Bee Raising”
Crown Bees

12:00pm – 12:30pm – Break: Grab lunch or a sweet snack from Pickles N’ Smoke BBQ or Gigi’s One Bite Wonder

12:30pm-12:45pm – Jessica Fox: “How Pollinators Relate To Electricity”
Electric Power Research Institute
1:00pm – 1:45pm – Emil Petrinic: “Opening Our Eyes to Native Bees”

2:00pm – 2:50pm- Amanda Niemela: “UC Berkeley Urban Bee Lab”
UC Berkeley Urban Bee Lab

3:00pm – 3:50pm – Tora Rocha & Angela Laws: “Maintaining Native Bee Habitats” Pollinator Posse

10:00am – 4:00pm – Stop by one of our bee information tables, arts & crafts area, grab a snack or pick up some cool bee merch from one of our bee-related vendors who will be joining us at the Bee Bash.
List of Participating Vendors
Gigi’s One Bite Wonder – handcrafted gourmet doughnuts created in small batches with locally sourced ingredients. -10am – 3pm – Learn more at gigisonebitewonder.com

Pickles N’ Smoke BBQ – Yummy Hometown BBQ, including classics such as Pulled Pork, Brisket Sammich, Meat Plates, Mac & Cheese and more! – 11am – 2pm – Learn more at picklesnsmoke.com

Very Fairy-Manda’s Fairy Hair Spa – Get your fairy hair done along with sound healing, fairy blessing -using tuning forks, affirmation cards & aromatherapy. 11am – 3pm – Learn more at www.fairyhairspa.com

Fantasy Face Paint – Get your face painted with some bee-utiful designs! – 11am – 2pm – learn more at fantasyfacesbychrissy.com

Miss Bee Haven – beeswax candles, soaps, and more honey treats. – 10am – 4pm – learn more at www.missbeehoney.com

Mellody Plant-Based Honey – A sweeter choice to bee-made honey, one that creates more space for native pollinators and ensures the stability of our ecosystems. 10am – 12pm – more at mellodyfoods.com

Winter Badger- CA Wild Flowers & Climate Change “Beauty & the Beast” book signing, art photography, cards, and gift items, based on the breathtaking imagery from Nita & Rob’s 27-year journey photographing wildflowers throughout California and the West! 10am – 4pm – learn more at www.winterbadger.com/home

Greentea.Therapy. – nature photography, framed art, cards & gift items. 10am – 4pm – learn more at www.greenteatherapy.com/shop

Mt Diablo Beekeepers Association -See live bees in enclosed observation hives and learn about beekeeping and the vital role of bees in our environment. 10aam -4pm – learn more at https://www.diablobees.org

Check out https://www.anniesannuals.com/beebash24.html for more updates and speaker bios!

MORE UPCOMING EVENTS : see our full schedule of upcoming talks and events on our website at https://blog.anniesannuals.com/2024-talks/

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