Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 47 acres of botanical bliss fronting the Pacific Ocean

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    Bombus melanopygus | Black-tailed bumble bee ~ queen

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    Honeycomb Hideout at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven

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    Christine Casey of the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at UC Davis

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    Long-horned bee ~ female



10:00am to 12:00pm in the Gardens Meeting Room
with Christine Casey, Ph.D. of the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at UC Davis

Spring is a great time to create a pollinator-friendly garden... learn to create a "bee haven" in your own back yard!

Flower-filled gardens support countless species of bees and other beneficial pollinators. Bee pollination brings us much of our food and supports most of our wildland plants. Interest in helping bee pollinators has never been greater, but what can you do in your own garden to make sure it is bee-friendly? Christine Casey of the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at UC Davis will present a review of common bees, what they need to thrive, and how we can provide that in our gardens. The class will continue out in the Gardens for a look at plants and bees.

This lecture was made possible through a collaborative effort by The Fort Bragg Garden Club, Fort Bragg’s Bee City Committee, and Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.


Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017

Location: The Gardens Meeting Room at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Instructor: Christine Casey, Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven | Department of Entomology and Nematology | University of California

Payment Information: Registration for the lecture cost $15 per person and includes Gardens admission for the day. Payment is due upon sign-up. Please note, the class registration fee is non-refundable unless the presentation has been canceled or rescheduled by the Gardens. Reserve your space by phoning 707-964-4352 ext. 16 or just stop by The Garden Store at MCBG.


Contact: The Garden Store

Contact Phone: 707-964-4352 ext 16

Sponsored By Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven

The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven is a unique outdoor museum where visitors can observe and learn about bees and the plants that support them. Located next to the Harry H. Laidlaw, Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis, it was planted in Fall 2009 thanks to a generous gift from Häagen-Dazs. The garden is open year-round during daylight hours. Admission is free. For more directions and details to ensure an enjoyable visit, please see “Planning Your Visit.”

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