Delve into the world of bees and explore the more than 4,000 native bees of the continent. Learn about bee diversity and ecology and expand your knowledge of the important roles bees play as pollinators. Discover ways of helping conserve native bees and techniques for attracting them to your garden.
Brian Dykstra is a botanist and ecologist. Bees, pollination biology, botany and ethnobiology are his interests. He completed his MS thesis on pollination ecology and earned a certificate in community college education (Humboldt State University). He has taught community college and managed an academic greenhouse for a large university. He has worked in pollination research and outreach, agricultural extension research, field botany, science editing, and served as education/outreach chair for a native plant society, farming, and much more.