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NEXT MEETING: June 2022 - Bees In The Garden; Why We Are Losing Them & How To Get Them Back

Bombus vosnesenskii on California poppy, Eschscholzia californica. Photo credit: Sharon Reeve.


Bees In The Garden: Why We Are Losing Them And How To Get Them Back

A UCCE Master Gardener since 1998, Sharon Reeve worked for many years as a Consulting Horticulturist for Monrovia Nurseries, and as a landscape designer for Brightview Landscapes in San Diego. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Landscape Architecture, and a Master of Science degree in Ecology.

She is the author of two blogs on plants, Natives Now SoCal and Life Goes Better with Plants, in which she spotlights the unique plants that she grows and studies in her garden and the wildlife associated with them. She puts these experiences into practice in her design business, ReWild, specializing in drought tolerant, native and wildlife gardens.

At our June meeting, Sharon will address the cause of the current decline of native bees and honey bees, and will discuss the class of chemicals called “neonicotinoids,” and tell us how to avoid them.

She’ll tell us how to identify native bees, giving examples of bees that we might see in our gardens, and will advise us about good plants we can use to attract bees.


Join us on June 13, at 6 p.m.

for this hybrid Zoom & in-person meeting at Congregation Beth Israel.

Our speaker, Sharon Reeve, will be In-Person!

Those who can't attend in-person that evening can still attend on Zoom. The in-person meeting, as well as the Zoom of the meeting, are Free to SDHS members.

Meeting link and registration will be emailed to members.

Guests who send an email to for specifics, may join either the in-person at CBI or on Zoom for a nominal fee at registration.


Send an email to

Beth Israel is located in San Diego’s Golden Triangle at:
9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92122



- July 11, Jeff Moore - Moore Succulents at CBI.

- August 8, Greg Rubin, Firescaping at CBI.

- September 12, Debra Lee Baldwin, Success With Succulents at CBI.

- October - Horticulturist of the Year, John Clements, at San Diego Botanic Garden rescheduled from January.


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