2022 Tentative Schedule and Festival Speakers

Schedule will be updated as more informative becomes available

DAILY SCHEDULE

Week of June 20th

06/20

MONDAY

06/21

TUESDAY

06/22

WEDNESDAY

06/23

THURSDAY

06/24

FRIDAY

06/25

SATURDAY

06/26

SUNDAY

8:00 am

8:30 am

9:00 am

9:30 am

10.00 am

10:30 am

11:00 am

11:30 am

12:00 pm

12:30 pm

1:00 pm

1:30 pm

2:00 pm

2:30 pm

3:00 pm

3:30 pm

4:00 pm

4:30 pm

5:00 pm

5:30 pm

6:00 pm

6:30 pm

7:00 pm

7:30 pm

8:00 pm

BONUS EVENT ! Saturday June 18 2 P.M. at Canyon Creek Nursery. "Garden Party", join Ann McKean, Master Gardener, and the Canyon Creek crew as they highlight all the pollinator plants for your garden. They will answer questions you may have regarding perennials and more plus taste some of the natural plant-based foods available. 1730 48th Street West.

Tour DanWalt Gardens

Tour time: 10 am

Yellowstone Arboretum

Walk & Talk

Tour time: Noon-1:00

Library Story Time

Honeybees and Me

With Beekeeper Peggy

Time - 10 am

Library Meet & Greet  American Honey Queen 

Stories and Songs

Time - 10 am

Yellowstone Arboretum

Walk & Talk

Tour time: Noon-1:00

Yellowstone Arboretum

Walk & Talk

Tour time: Noon-1:00

Yellowstone Arboretum

Walk & Talk

Tour time: Noon-1:00

Yellowstone Arboretum

Walk & Talk

Tour time: Noon-1:00

Canyon Creek Nursery

Abi Sayeed, MSU Extension 

Pollinators and Conservation

Western Heritage Center-BLM

Rebecca Newton-Pollinators

and Public Lands

Library Summer Reading

Pollinators w/Leslie Nelson

2-3 pm

Montana Audubon Center

Tree Planting

Time: 4:00-6:00 pm

Montana Audubon Center

Marian Kirst "Montana Moths"

Time 5:00-6:00 pm

Downtown & NPRC

Plant Walk

Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Zest Honey Tasting

Time: 4:00-6:00

110 N.29th Street,Billings

Wise Wonders

Sweet Science of Bees

Time: 2:00-4:00

The Bee Movie

Wise Wonders

Watch for more info

Wild Birds Unlimited

James Bokovoy

"Birds as Pollinators"

Afternoon

Billings Parks & Red

Nick Miller

"Pollinators & You-

Planting for Success"

10:00 am

12-1:30 Lunch

Bridger Plant Materials

Alison Mann

Pollinators for Gardens

11:00 am

Montana State Entomologist

Alyssa Piccolomini

"Beekeeping in Montana"

10:30 am

Meet Lucy Winn

American Honey Queen

FESTIVAL SATURDAY GUEST SPEAKERS

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"SPREAD THE LOVE"

James Bokovoy from Wild Birds Unlimited will talk on the importance of birds as pollinators and what you can do to nurture and protect them in your own backyard.

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"POLLINATORS AND YOU-PLANTING FOR SUCCESS"

Meet Nick Miller of the Billings Parks and Recreation Department. He will discuss the many alternatives to increase your pollination production by choosing the right plants for the right locations.

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"ATTRACT BEES TO YOUR GARDEN WITH NATIVE PLANTS"

Alison  Mann is a Big Sky Watershed Corps member through the Montana Conservation Corps / Americorps serving at the Bridger Plant Materials Center. The Bridger Plant Materials Center studies and distributes

conservation crops for preservation of our natural resources.

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"MOTHS AS POLLINATORS"

Marian Kirst of the Montana Moth project gives us a serious reminder that Moths are pollinators too !

See Bio...Program moved to Wednesday June 22, 5-6 pm at Montana Audubon Center

Please park in the visitor parking lot and walk up to the main building through unlocked doors.

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Virtual Presentation

"BEEKEEPING IN MONTANA: promoting healthy colonies"

“Honey bees in Montana are working overtime,” says Alyssa Piccolomini, entomologist for the Montana Department of Agriculture. Around 90 percent of honey bees in the state are transported to the West Coast each winter for the largest pollination event in the world, the California almond bloom. There, they pollinate almond groves during California’s short blooming season, and then return to Montana where they recoup with cooler nights and long summer days while producing honey. “Imagine driving straight from Bozeman to California, without so much as a pit stop, and then getting out of the car and going straight to work for several months,” Piccolomini says.

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