Join us at Hortlandia for a *free presentation* by Bee Lackner of Beeleaf, and Brian Lacy of Urban Bees and Gardens where they'll discuss some the bees you'll find in your gardens, and the challenges they face. Learn how every gardener can foster habitats and healthy forage to encourage more diversity and pollinators. Then you'll have time to shop for what you might need to make it all possible in your own garden!
Bee Lackner is a native Oregonian who grew up on a rural farm. Now in its 4th generation, the family farm raises organic hazelnuts, beef and seed crops. He is a total plant and bee geek who co-creates art in client gardens, and enjoys spending time in his apiaries. He brings many years of experience working in the specialty nursery industry, small farms, greenhouses and landscapes around the Willamette Valley.
Brian Lacy started beekeeping at age 14. After several years of nonprofit work, most notably founding The Community Cycling Center in 1994, and Growing Gardens in 2001, Brian founded Urban Bees and Gardens in 2010 to renew the Pollinator-Plant-People bond our cycle of life depends on. Today UBAG rescues bees throughout the region, gives presentations to groups, leads education projects in schools, coaches groups and individuals on the craft of urban beekeeping and invents tools for easier tending.