Online meeting – Insect Pollinators with Professor James Cook

Australian blue-banded bee pollinating a purple flower

Date(s) - 11/05/2023
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Guest speaker: Professor James Cook

James Cook is a Professor of Entomology at Western Sydney University. His team conducts research on insect pollinators and the services they provide to horticultural crops and wild plants, with a particular emphasis on the role of native bees and flies in orchards and protected cropping. James will discuss the risks and challenges of the recent Varroa incursion that is affecting honeybees, beekeepers, and crop growers, as well as the role of native insects in pollinating horticultural crops, and ways to support pollination by native insects.

With many local growers concerned about the decline in pollinators with the recent extermination of the European Honey Bees from our region, this is a fantastic opportunity to hear from an expert in the field about what other pollinators we have and how we can encourage them into our gardens and the impact of pesticides and other threats.

If you can’t attend please feel free to send your questions to Clara or Sandy E beforehand and we will do our best to get you an answer.


Thursday, 11th May 2023, 07:30 pm


At your home. This is an online presentation.

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Meeting ID: 881 9784 4796




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