Integrating ‘bee hotels’ and other design for pollinators into urban planning

Join the URI community welcoming J. Scott MacIvor a Post Doctoral Researcher from the  Department of Biological Science at the University of Toronto Scarboroug.

In this talk, we will focus in on cavity-nesting bees and the design of artificial analogs of their natural nesting conditions; in this case, the ‘bee hotel’. Many designs exist and we will explore the pros and cons of each as well as how to best construct, place, and maintain bee hotels to support wild bees and other useful insects. We will contrast these efforts with urban meadow construction and end with a discussion on bees in urban planning using ground-nesting bees in Toronto as an example.

Everyone is welcome, registration required!


Friday, April 28, 2017 at 10:00am to 11:30am

East Farm, Building 75 2095 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield, RI 02881

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