Pollinator Passion Weekend

Come for one, two, or all three days worth of events. Everyone registered for the entire weekend or just the all-day Saturday class will receive one copy of Conserving Bumble Bees by The Xerces Society. Additional copies of the book and others by the Xerces Society will be available for sale during the weekend. Learn how our pollinators are faring, and what you can do to help encourage and increase their numbers.


Rich Hatfield, Endangered Species Conservation Biologist, The Xerces Society. He has authored several publications on bumble bees, including a recently published set of management guidelines entitled Conserving Bumble Bees. In addition to his work with bumble bees, he has investigated native bee pollination in agricultural systems in the Central Valley of California, and studied endangered butterflies in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado and throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Sharon J. Collman is the WSU Snohomish County Extension Educator for horticulture and integrated pest management. Sharon has extensive experience gardening to attract insects including restructuring her garden to entice local butterflies. She has authored a number of articles on butterfly gardening and is making her new garden pollinator friendly.

Dave Pehling is a long-standing extension professional who teaches about pollinators including mason, bumble, and honey bees. He has been co-teaching the Master Beekeeper’s Apprenticeship Beekeeping Classes for five years and is a certified journeyman beekeeper. He keeps his own honeybees and creates and tests nesting sites for mason bee and bumble bee.

Join us for a very special Pollinator Passion Weekend at WSU Snohomish County Extension, 600 128th St SE Everett, WA inside McCollum Park.