The Border Free Bees Symposium takes place from October 12 – 14, 2018 in Kelowna BC.

 

Local, nation­al and inter­na­tion­al col­lab­o­ra­tors, sup­port­ers and part­ners of Bor­der Free Bees will gath­er in Kelow­na to share expe­ri­ences and knowl­edge, to iden­ti­fy chal­lenges and to plan for the future. Join us for great keynote talks, con­tribute to an inter­ac­tive map project, invite friends and fam­i­ly to din­ner and a field trip, enjoy short, vivid “Buzz Talks” by our col­lab­o­rat­ing artists and inter­na­tion­al part­ners and brain­storm about ways to cre­ative­ly help our pol­li­na­tors, espe­cial­ly native bees! You are wel­come if you are a long-time BFB friend and sup­port­er or if you want to learn more about these essen­tial and charis­mat­ic insects.


Symposium Events Listing 


Local Governments & Pollinators: Why We Need to Support Beneficial Insects in Our Communities and How You Can

The Lau­rel Pack­ing­house | 1304 Ellis Street | Kelow­na, BC, Cana­da
Fri­day, 12 Octo­ber 2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

*This event is reserved for munic­i­pal, region­al dis­trict, and First Nations gov­ern­ment staff and elect­ed offi­cials. Can­di­dates in the upcom­ing munic­i­pal elec­tions are also wel­come. Please con­tact Nan­cy Holmes (nancy.holmes@ubc.ca) to request an access code in order to reg­is­ter for this event.


Bring Back the Pollinators: What You Need to Know to Save Native Bees

The Lau­rel Pack­ing­house | 1304 Ellis Street | Kelow­na, BC, Cana­da
Fri­day, 12 Octo­ber 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM


Border Fee Bees All-Day Workshop

UBCO | 3333 Uni­ver­si­ty Way | Kelow­na, BC, Cana­da
Sat­ur­day, 13 Octo­ber 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


BFB BANQUET & “Communities, Collaboration & Saving Bees”

Com­mu­ni­ty Hall | 702 Bernard Avenue | Kelow­na, BC, Cana­da
Sat­ur­day, 13 Octo­ber 2018 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM


Planting the Map, Planting the Pasture

Cen­tre for Cul­ture and Tech­nol­o­gy — UBCO | 3333 Uni­ver­si­ty Way | Kelow­na, BC, Cana­da
Sun­day, 14 Octo­ber 2018 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM


BFB Symposium 3 Day Pass

* 3 day pass includes all events except “Local Gov­ern­ments & Pol­li­na­tors: Why We Need to Sup­port Ben­e­fi­cial Insects in Our Com­mu­ni­ties and How You Can” on Octo­ber 12.



BFB Symposium Sponsors