GEORGE NEWS - A mini symposium by Conservation at Work (C@W) on safeguarding bee and pollinator health in South Africa will take place on Wednesday 24 July at the Garden Route Botanical Garden Environmental Education Centre.
The symposium is being held within the context of the global bee crisis and starts at 08:30 for 09:00.
The keynote speaker is Jenny Cullinan of Ujubee Conservation, who opens up a whole new world on the extraordinary importance of wild honey and solitary bees in her presentations.
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The cost is R75 pp and includes lunch. Booking is essential and please RSVP before 18 July for catering purposes.
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- 08:30 - 09:00 Arrival and registration / tea and coffee
- 09:00 - 09:10 Welcome - Liz Eglington, C@W chairperson
- 09:10 - 10:10 Cape Honey Bee conservation by Jenny Cullinan of Ujubee Conservation
- 10:10 - 10:20 Questions
- 10:20 - 11:00 Botanist and anthropologist Dr Yvette van Wijk on the relationship between flowering plants, pollinators and humans and the survival of each dependent on human activity.
- 11:00 - 11:15 Tea / coffee break
- 11:15 - 12:00 Bee and pollinator friendly agriculture, food production and gardening. The importance of providing and encouraging diversity by Liz Eglington, C@W chair and owner of Blue Sky Organics.
- 12:00 - 12:10 Vision for the Garden Route branch of the Botanical Society of South Africa by Jo-Anne King (chairperson)
- 12:10 - 13:10 Discovering the World of solitary bees and their importance by Jenny Cullinan of Ujubee Conservation.
- 13:10 - 13:30 Summary: the threats to pollinators globally, what is happening in SA, and what we can do about it by Jenny Cullinan and Liz Eglington
- 13:30 - 13:45 Panel discussion and questions
- 13:45 Close and light lunch
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