Bees in Your Backyard 2018

Bees in Your Backyard:

Spotting, Collecting and Identifying Ohio Bees

Workshops: June 4, 5 and 7, various locations. 

All sessions are 9AM to 4PM.

Free Lecture and Book Signing on June 6th in Alliance

Sponsored by: The Dawes Arboretum, The Ohio State University Bee Lab, Stratford Ecological Center, and The University of Mount Union.

Learn from bee expert Olivia Carril at one of three day-long native bee workshops. This year’s “Bee Tour” will focus on practical ID in the field, using cameras or phones to capture images, and citizen science for everyone. We’ll practice hands-on bee identification through microscopes and exploration in the field with Olivia and a team of biology experts.

Workshop Locations

Monday, June 4th: Stratford Ecological Center,  Delaware

Tuesday, June 5th: The Dawes Arboretum, Newark

Thursday, June 7th: The Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center of the University of Mount Union Minerva


Cost: $65 per person, or $80 including Olivia’s book. Handouts, lunch and refreshments included.

Bees in your backyard 2018 flier PDF

Bees in your backyard 2018 press release

To register:

Registration deadline: May 18th (June 6 lecture deadline 6/4)

Questions? e-mail Denise: or contact Bonnie (330) 823-7487


Free Lecture & Book Signing: Wednesday, June 6th 7PM

University of Mount Union, Alliance

Hoover-Price Campus Center, Newbold Room. 420 West Simpson St., Alliance, OH 44601

Lecture and book signing: free and open to all. Please register by 6/4.

Olivia will discuss the natural history of bees, emphasizing the ones most commonly seen in Ohio and how to recognize them.  She will also provide tips on encouraging these important pollinators in your backyard.

Olivia Carril has been studying bees for over 20 years, and is the co-author of The Bees in Your Backyard, A Field Guide to North America’s Bees.




Workshop Materials and Resources (check back!)

Evaluate the Bees in Your Backyard workshop here