Lincoln Best is Oregon State University’s native bee taxonomist and leads the efforts of the Oregon Bee Atlas. He is obsessed with natural history, the little things, and designing plant communities to support biodiversity. He has studied the biodiversity of native bees from Haida Gwaii to Tasmania, and from Baja California to Taiwan. Few things excite him more than observing 4mm native bees on their floral hosts in arid habitats.
Topic: The Pacific Northwest has a rich diversity of native bees.
Description: The Pacific Northwest has a rich diversity of native bees. Lincoln Best will describe some of the strange and weird bees that call the region home and the journey of discovery by Oregon’s volunteer Master Melittologists and BC’s Bee Trackers to document them all.