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What’s New

Bee Central is hosting three separate bee-inspired art events, and one live performance this summer.  Bee Central: A Community Art Pollinator Project is holding its fourth free community art event “Mason Bee Homes” on Saturday, September 26th, 11 am – 3 pm at the Brent’s Grist Mill Heritage site at the bottom of Dilworth Mountain along Mill Creek Linear Park in Kelowna, BC.

Mason Bee Homes, Lori Mairs; September 26th – 11am-3pm Ecological artist Lori Mairs will guide our community in building on-site mini-homes for native bees alongside a large scale model of a mason bee tube and accompanied by on-site talks with the Central Okanagan Heritage Society about pioneer culture and agricultural history.

On June 14th, we featured “The Swarm in June” by Rhonda Neufeld, and on Saturday July 4th Samuel Roy-Bois built a community sculpture, “Small World”.  On August 23rd we featured S. Megan Hunter’s “Murmurations.”

Each event is free of charge, family-friendly, and open to the public. Drop in at any time during the event.

Bee Central is part of a larger plan to introduce and stimulate a ‘buzz’ about bees and the Brent’s Grist Mill Heritage Park, particularly to attract a diverse community to help with the planting, building and maintaining of a Public Art Pollinator Pasture in Kelowna. Bee Central is partly made possible by a Community Public Art Grant from The City of Kelowna.

For more information about UBC Okanagan Eco Art Incubator projects or to become a volunteer, please contact Associate Professor Nancy Holmes,, 250-807-9369. The website for more information is .


  1. Volunteers to help with event days, setting up tables, helping with parking, helping with art projects (cutting, painting, gluing) on September 26th.  We expect  the day to run from 11 am – 3 pm.  We’re happy to have two-hour shifts. 
  2.  Information Tables for your organization for the Bee Central September 26th event. If you’d like to promote your organizations, we’d love to have you!  We’ll provide a small (6’ long) table and a chair or two if you bring the rest!   We expect to run 11 am – 3 pm. 

Please RSVP Nancy Holmes @ if you can help on this day. We’d also be very pleased to accept anyone who could help with transport of tents and tables and chairs (small truck!)

Learn more about Bee Central here.

Learn more about the Pollinator Pasture here.

3 thoughts on “What’s New

  1. This is a most refreshing approach to a difficult issue. Please remain and fortify your organization. Connect with similar movements which are emerging albeit with less of an inclusive artistic bent and flourish!

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