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May 2021, Session 1

Randy Mitchell, The University of Akron

Bee Botany 101 (recording here , plus this bee and flower video segment)

* please note: Randy’s videos refused to cooperate for the live webinar. He recorded a separate short segment (bee and flower video) to show the action.

Find webinar transcript here.

June, Session 2

Jamie Strange, The Ohio State University

Melittology 101: An Intro to Bee Science (recording here)

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July, Session 3

Olivia Carril, author and biologist

BeeSearch: The Art and Science of Studying Wild BeesĀ (recording here)

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Research papers shared by Olivia Carril 7/21

August, Session 4

Heather Holm, author and biologist

Insect Photography and Using iNaturalist to Observe and Document Wild Bees (recording here)

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September, Session 5

Sam Droege, USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab

Tips and Tricks to Finding Bees, Collecting Bees, and Creating a Bee Collection for Conservation and Science (recording here)

Chat transcript Sam Droege webinar 9/21

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Mortality During Bee Sampling by Sam Droege (Why do bee scientists kill bees?)

iNaturalist and bee databases, a comparison by Sam Droege

Check out The Handy Bee Manual, the quintessential reference for bee enthusiasts!

Find more Sam Droege links and products on the Resources page!

October, Session 6

Mary Gardiner, The Ohio State University Department of Entomology

Contributions of Community Science to Entomology: Benefits for People and Nature (recording here)

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Session 7, November 19

Matthew Shepherd, The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

From Community Science to Advocacy in Action: Case Studies in Conservation (recording here)

Find webinar transcript here.

Chat transcript here.

Matthew’s reflections on two decades of pollinator conservation (MS blog post 6/21)