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Upcoming Talks, Workshops, Readings, Book Signings


20 January 2018: “A Beekeepers Journey,” Hives for Humanity event, Vancouver Fairmont Waterfront hotel

15 February 2018: Bee Masters course, UBC-Vancouver, “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive”

28 February 2018: Juvenile Corrections Bee Benefit, Campagnolo Restaurant, “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive”

12-14 April 2018: Science Writers and Communicators of Canada, Vancouver, “Writing a Science-Themed Book”

28-29 April 2018: Pollinator’s Summit, Peterborough Pollinators, Peterborough Ontario, “Listening to the Bees”

11 May 2018: Surrey Library, “Listening to the Bees” (with Renee Saklikar)

2 June 2018, Northeast Kansas Beekeepers, Lawrence, KS, “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive” and “The Artistry of Bees”

16-19 August, 2018: Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts. “Listening to the Bees” (with Renee Saklikar)

Archives: Recent Talks, Workshops, Readings/Signings

6 August 2014: Downtown Eastside Seed and Bee Library Launch, Carnegie Centre, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, 401 Main St., Vancouver

5 September 2014:” Ecology, Spirituality and Contemplative Inquiry in Education,” Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre, 1:30-4:30, panelist

19 September 2014: Developing Dialogue Skills, Vancouver (Hollyhock)

7 October 2014: Quest University, Squamish BC, 7:30 PM, Multipurpose Room (MPR), 3200 University Blvd., “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive”

8 October 2014: Munro’s Bookstore, Victoria BC, 7:30 PM, 1108 Government St., reading and book signing

9 October 2014: Chapters Robson, Vancouver, 7:00 PM, reading and book signing

14 October: Richmond Beekeepers Association, 7:00 PM, Kinsmen Nature Pavilion, 11851 Westminster Highway, “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive”

17 October 2014: Lethbridge, Alberta. Entomological Society of Alberta keynote, “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive.”

22 October 2014: SFU Burnaby, 8:30-5:00, “Breaking the Mould: Innovation in Learning,” national conference workshop, by invitation only

12 November 2014: Salt Spring Island, BC, 2:00 PM, Farmers Institute, 351 Rainbow Rd.,  reading and book signing,

15 November 2014: Seattle WA, Elliott Bay Bookstore, Capital Hill, 7:00 PM, 1521 10th Ave., reading and book signing

17 November 2014: Portland OR, Powell’s Books, Hawthorne store, 7:30 PM, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd., reading and book signing

8-10 January 2015, Anaheim CA, American Beekeeping Conference, “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive” (keynote)

20 January 2015, Boulder Colorado, Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., 7:30 PM, reading and book signing

23-24 January 2015, Tucson AZ, American Association of Professional Apiculturists/Apiary Inspectors of America, “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive” (keynote)

26-30 January 2015, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ, residency working with faculty, staff and students on dialogue, experiential learning and community engagement

29 January 2015, Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe AZ, 7:00 PM, 6428 S. McClintock Dr. , reading and book signing

3 February 2015 (note date change), Rustique Bistro, Bowen Island, reading and book signing (optional honey-themed dinner at 6:00 PM, reading/signing at 8:00 PM)

18 February 2015, Surrey Bee Club, Honeybee Centre at the corner of Fraser Highway and 176th St., 7:00 PM “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive”

21 February 2015, Sunshine Coast beekeepers/Botanical Gardens, 7:00 PM, Sparling Pavilion, 5941 Mason Rd., Sechelt, “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive,”

24 February 2015, Puget Sound Beekeepers Association, Seattle, Graham Visitors Centre, Washington Park Arboretum, 7:00 PM, “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive”

2-25 March 2015, Quest University, Squamish BC, teaching undergraduate course “Communicating with Impact”

24 April, 2015, Vancouver B.C., Canadian Medical Education Conference, “Poetry and Medicine”

27 April, 2015, Vancouver Public Library, 7:00 PM, “Honey, Hives and Poetry in the City,” National Poetry Month,

15 May 2015, Hollyhock Vancouver, workshop “Developing Dialogue Skills.” For more information and to register, visit

4 June 2015: Marin County Beekeepers, 7:30 PM, Legion Log Cabin, 20 Veterans Place, San  Anselmo, CA, “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive”

5 June 2015: University of California, Davis, 10:00 AM, 122 Briggs, “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive”

16 June 2015: Asheville NC, Bee City Pollination Week, 6:30, Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Stations, Buncombe County Beekeepers Association, “Value or Values: Audacious Ideas for the Future of Beekeeping”  http://www.beecityusa.org

17 June 2015: Asheville NC Bee City Pollination Week, 6:00 PM, Pack Library, “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive” (keynote)  http://www.beecityusa.org

20 June 2015: Roundhouse Community Center, Vancouver, “Nature Empathy,” the Conduit Project,

26 July 2015, Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, Parsons Memorial Lodge Summer Series, 2:00 PM, in honour of the 125th anniversary of Yosemite, “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive”

1 August 2015, Common Good Books, 7:00 PM, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul Minn., reading/signing, “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive”

2/3 August 2015, Gala dinner/Groundbreaking ceremonies for new University of Minnesota bee laboratory,

3 August 2015, 6:00 PM, North Star Ballroom, Minneapolis, “The Artistry of Bees,” Bee Arts Event, 

12 August 2015: Eastern Apicultural Society, Guelph Ontario (keynote: “Value or Values: Audacious Ideas for Beekeeping” and “The Essence of Royalty: Honey Bee Queen Pheromone”)

2/3 October 2015: Western Apicultural Society, Boulder Colorado, lecture and readings from “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive”

17 October 2015, British Columbia Honey Producers Association Annual Meeting, Courtenay BC, “Value or Values: Audacious Ideas for Beekeeping”

18 November 2015, Truro Agricultural College, Dalhousie University, Truro Nova Scotia, “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive”

19 November 2015, 7:00 PM, Dalhousie University, College of Sustainability, Halifax, “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive”

11-15 December, 2015, Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly, Yellowknife

14 January 2016, 12:00, SFU Public Policy brown bag lunch, rm. 7000 Harbour Centre, 515 W. Hastings Vancouver, “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive”

26 January 2016, 7:00 PM, sponsored by 32 Books & Gallery, North Vancouver, St. Catherine’s Church, 1058 Ridgewood Drive, reading,  “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive”

5/6 February 2016, New Mexico Beekeepers Association Annual Meeting, Albuquerque

17 February, 2016, 3:30, eBERG Annual Lecture, Simon Fraser University, IRMACS Theatre

29 February 2016, 7:30 PM, Winnipeg International Writers Festival, Annual Governor General’s Literary Award Gala, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd.

10 March 2016, 7:00 PM, Hives for Humanity and SFU VanCity Office of Community Engagement, SFU Woodwards World Art Centre, 149 W. Hastings,  “Pollinators and People in the City

15 March 2016, 7:00 PM,  Surrey City Centre Library, Surrey BC, 10350 University Drive, “Honey, Hives and Poetry,” with Renee Saklikar and others

16 March 2016, 7:00 PM, Mt. Baker Beekeepers Association, 1313 E. Maple St., Bellingham WA,  “Value or Values: Audacious Ideas for Beekeeping”

12 April 2016, Salt Spring Forum, Salt Spring Island BC

26 April 2016, morning, Langara College, “Dialogues in Bee Time: Experiencing Your Education”

27 April 2016, 7:00 PM, West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Drive, “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive”

30 April 2016, afternoon, 32Books,  Edgemont Village, “Authors for Indies Day”

4 May 2016, Public Salon, Vancouver Playhouse

14 May 2016, 10:00-2:00, Earthwise Society, 6400 3rd Avenue, Delta, BC, reading “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive”

19 May 2016, 6:00 PM, DASER (DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous), U.S. National Academy of Sciences,  Washington DC, “Art, Science and Empathy”

3 June 2016, 6:45 PM, The Bookshelf Bookstore, Guelph Ontario, reading “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive”

4 June 2016, Canadian Science Writers Association Annual Conference, Guelph ON, “Personalizing the Impersonal”

9 June 2016, 10:00 AM, Langara College, Convocation Address.

7 July 2016, 2:00 PM, Bee Communication, Hastings Urban Farm, Hives for Humanity

22 July 2016, 3:00-7:00 PM, UBC, ” From the lab bench to the policy desk: Engaging outside of academia,” Workshop on Critical Skills for Success: Expanding your Career Options in Science

11-14 August 2016, Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts, Sechelt BC, reading “Bee Time”

18 September 2016, 12:30, Great Expectations Tent, Word on the Street, Saskatoon, “Growing Cities: Innovative Ways that Nature and People Grow Cities,” with Frankie Ferragine

22 September 2016, 6:30, Banyen Books, Vancouver, 3608 W. 4th Ave.,”Bee Time” talk/reading

24/25 September 2016, South Dakota Festival of Books, Brookings, South Dakota, “Bee Time” talk/readings, workshop for writers

29 September 2016, Gathering of the Salmon People, Simon Fraser University, 1:10 PM

6 October 2016, University of British Columbia Okanagan Reading Series, Kelowna Art Gallery, “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive”

15/16 October 2016, BC Honey Producers Association, Richmond BC, “Honey, Hives and Poetry”

11/12 November 2016, Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association, State College PA, “Audacious Visions for the future of Beekeeping”

14/15 November 2016, Memorial University, Newfoundland, workshops on teaching and learning

3 December, 8:15 PM, Vancouver Institute, UBC, Woodward Instructional Resource Centre, 2194 Health Sciences Mall, “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive”

10-14 December 2016, Audacious Visions for the Future of Beekeeping Conference, Marin County, California

7 January 2017, 1:00 PM, SFU Liberal Arts and 55+ Program Saturday Forum, room 1800, SFU Harbour Centre, “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive”

3 February 2017, Durham College (Ontario), “Dialogues in Bee Time: Experiencing Your Education”

22 February 2017, 8:00 PM, Curiosity Collider, Cafe Deux Soleils, Vancouver, “Listening to the Bees” (with Renee Saklikar)

11 March 2017, Symposium on Wilderness, Wildlife and Human Interactions, Cochrane Research Institute, Cochrane Alberta

28 March 2017, 7:00 PM,  350 Films for Justice, The Hive, Vancouver, 128 W. Hastings St., screening/discussion of “More Than Honey

30 March 2017, GreenLeaders, Fraser Health (Vancouver)

4 April 2017, 7:15 PM. Temple Sholom, Vancouver. “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive”

29 April 2017 (afternoon), “Authors for Indies,” Black Bond Books, Ladner B.C.

21 October  2017, Institute of Northern Ireland Beekeepers,  Lough Neagh Discovery and Conference Centre, Lurgan, Northern Ireland, “Bee Time: Lessons From the Bees” and “The Artistry of Bees”

23 October 2017, Mayo Beekeepers Association, County Mayo, Ireland. “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive”

24 October 2017, Westport Beekeepers Association, Ireland, “Listening to the Bees”

26 October 2017: Offaly Beekeepers Association, County Offaly, Ireland. “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive”

30 October 2017: Isle of Man. 7:30-9:00 PM, Noa Bake House, Fort St. Douglas, “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive”