Bees in the Tahoe Basin: Pollination Ecology and Conservation

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Event Date

Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge

Bees are important pollinators worldwide and in the ecosystems surrounding Lake Tahoe. Learn about the basic biology and life history of bees, including social and solitary bees. Discover some of the common bees of the Tahoe Basin and the adaptations these bees utilize to live in this climate. Recent research highlights the local flowering plants that are commonly used by native bees and describes bee nesting requirements, offering practical suggestions for supporting pollinators in your own backyard. Changing management and climate in the Tahoe basin may also influence bee-flower interactions. Learn the latest emerging research on how wildfire and other management practices influence bee communities and their effects on plants.

Dr. Rachel Vannette is Chancellor’s Fellow with the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology.

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In-person event details

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Presentation begins at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets purchased in advance are $10 through EventBrite and free for students with a student ID. Tickets at the door are $15. Refreshments and a no-host bar will be available from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. in the Mountainside Bar at Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge, 1850 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145.

Enjoy dinner at Sunnyside either before or after the lecture where participants will be treated to 20% off their entire meal. 

For more information call 775-881-7560 or email

Can't make it in-person? Join us at the presentation date and time on zoom for a livestream of the presentation:

We are excited to partner with Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge as the location for the UC Davis TERC Science Speaker lecture series to be held at Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge in Tahoe City (directions). Free self-parking on-site and across the street.

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