University of Idaho Extension and Rural Roots are hosting a Pollinator Summit on March 4 and March 5, 2024, at the Latah County Fair and Event Center main room at 1021 Harold St., Moscow.

"Food for Bees, Food for you and Me"

The pollinator conference will offer free online and in-person events, focused on bees and their food sources on the Palouse and beyond.

The featured speaker is Steve Sheppard, Washington State University entomologist, who will open the conference with a presentation about his honey bee research and collaboration with Fungi Perfecti. Other speakers will offer research insights on honey bees and other native bees.


Sponsors include UI Extension, Rural Roots, Moscow Food Co-op, Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute, and City of Moscow.

Pollinator Summit Schedule

Monday, March 4th, 10am-3:30pm: In-person at the Latah County Fairgrounds & Event Center

  • This year we will focus on bee nutrition. Monday will be devoted to honey bees; the tiny, hard working creatures supporting so much agriculture and our own food supply.

Tuesday, March 5th, 10am-4pm: In-person at the Latah County Fairgrounds & Event Center

  • Tuesday will be focused on native bees, their role in agriculture, and their food supplies.

Tuesday, March 5th, 11am-1pm: Pollinator Expo with table displays from local nonprofits and businesses with pollinator habitat information and products.

Tuesday, March 5th 7pm-8pm: Closing Night Movie -The Pollinators - at the Potato Seed Lab on the UI Campus. Doors open at 6pm. The event is free but donations will be accepted at the door to cover the cost of the event.

► Register for the Pollinator Summit on Eventbrite. The event is free.

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