Native Bees in Florida Gardens with Jaime Pawelek September 23, 2023
Become familiar with the different types of wild bees visiting your Florida gardens, the life history of native bees, and how to encourage and support their populations through planting of medicinals and other flowering plants. Take home a bee-friendly seed packet too!
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Early Bird Price: $25 through September 9, 2023
Date: September 23, 2023
Time: 10 AM – 12 PM
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
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All of our classes, unless otherwise noted, are available and accessible to everyone—whether you are an experienced herbalist, a budding herbalist, or simply herb-curious. Everyone is welcome.
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Did you know that Florida is home to roughly 330 species of native bees? While most people recognize a honey bee and perhaps a bumble bee, few know that so many other types are pollinating our native, ornamental, and agricultural plants. Jaime Pawelek, a native bee expert, and herbalist, will speak about the importance of these pollinators, then give a brief overview of their biology and ecology, including info on their lifecycle and nesting needs. You will learn about the most common native bees visiting medicinal herb gardens during the year and their very favorite plants. Jaime will provide info on how to start your bee garden to encourage these valuable pollinators to visit your home habitat.
Become familiar with the different types of wild bees visiting your Florida gardens, the life history of native bees, and how to encourage and support their populations through planting of medicinals and other flowering plants. Take home resources and seeds to plant in support of native bee populations.
Meet Your Teacher
Jaime Pawelek, owner of Wild Bee Garden Design, has been studying native bees for over 15 years. She worked in the Urban Bee Lab at UC Berkeley for several years where she learned about the close relationships of bees and plants. She has designed gardens for homeowners and businesses to help them create valuable pollinator habitats, full of native and drought tolerant plants. She currently works as a taxonomist identifying bees for various researchers around the country. Studying Western herbalism at Gathering Thyme, Jaime has a new appreciation for many of her favorite plants…not only are they beautiful, providing food for bees and other pollinators, but they can help heal us as well. Learn more about her at www.floridasnativebees.com