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Washington Native Bee Society

Monthly Meeting

November 30th, 2023 @ 7:00 PM


Lisa Robinson: Just the Bees, Please - Washington Bees 101

November 30th, 2023 at 7:00pm on Zoom

In this introduction to Washington State bees and their families, Lisa will discuss Mining bees, Mason bees, Leafcutter bees, Digger bees, some other common groups found and most commonly photographed in Washington State. 

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Lisa Robinson

Lisa is the ultimate bee enthusiast. It all started for her when she volunteered to work on Don Rolfs’ Washington state bee collection in 2015, thinking that sorting a bunch of Bumble bees wouldn’t be beyond her minimal abilities. This started a cascade of events because she needed to learn more about our Bumble bees… She joined the PNW Bumble Bee Atlas project in 2017 and took “Bumble bee Biodiversity, Ecology, and Identification Course” with Lincoln Best. She continues to take Bee ID courses and became the first out-of-state Master Melittologist in 2020 where she has since earned her apprentice certificate. In spite of Covid and working through Zoom, Colleen Willson, Lisa Robinson and Joe Dlugo jumped in and started the Washington Native Bee Society in October of 2020. Needless to say she is now a 100% native bee nerd.

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