CATCH THE BUZZ – Xerces Pesticide Webinars

The Xerces Society’s Pesticide Program is hosting two webinars on Pesticides and Pollinators, starting during Earth Week. Webinar descriptions and links to register are below — registration is required to join. Each webinar is geared to the public, and will include time for Q&A. Please plan to join us, and forward this on to others who may be interested.

Pesticides & Pollinators: Understanding the Risk
Thursday, April 23, 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific

Join Sharon Selvaggio, Pesticide Program Specialist with the Xerces Society, for this webinar on pesticides and pollinators. Pesticides are widely used in many landscapes, but can cause harm to pollinators and other invertebrates. This webinar will include foundational information on pesticides and how they impact ecosystems. Learn how to understand and assess the risks associated with pesticide use, as well as how our regulatory systems address risk.

Pesticides & Pollinators: Threats and Solutions
Thursday, April 30, 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific

Join Emily May, Pollinator Conservation Specialist in the Pesticide Program at Xerces, for a webinar on the risks of insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides to pollinators, and strategies for building healthy landscapes for pollinators. Yards and gardens often receive more pesticides per acre than agricultural areas. What risks do pesticides pose to pollinators, and how can we address those risks in our backyards and communities?

Please contact Sarah Hoyle,, with any registration questions.


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The Bee Culture Team.