Bees in Your Backyard

Bees in Your Backyard Workshop Locations: July 29th or August 2nd, 2019. 

Bees in Your Backyard with Olivia Carril: one day bee ID and biology workshops. Fee: $65 includes lunch and handouts. Each session to be held indoors and out with microscopes and field collecting. Please note: content is the same at each location.

Sponsored by: The Ohio State University Bee Lab, Stratford Ecological Center, and The University of Mount Union’s Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center.


Introductory PowerPoint PDF handout

Bee Anatomy handout

Ohio Bee ID PDDF handout

Workshop Materials and Resources

Bee genera overview

Thanks for asking….links from workshop participants’ questions

Studies and resources mentioned:

2018 Workshop Handouts, Powerpoints and Links:

Common Ohio Bees, OSU Bee Lab check list

Ohio Introductory small handout

Ohio Bee ID Part 1 handout

Ohio Bee ID Part 2 handout


Olivia’s ppt programs, Part 1 and Part 2. To download or print, click on settings wheel at the bottom of each frame:


Bee Genera of Eastern Canada, key

Discover Life bee key

Bee Biology and ID

Apoidea of Maryland, images and descriptions from Sam Droege

Bee Basics: an Introduction to Our Native Bees, Pollinator Partnership and USDA Forest Service

Bee Genera Cards, The Great Sunflower Project

Bees of Maryland: A Field Guide, North American Native Bee Collaborative

Bumble Bee ID Manual, MN Bee Lab

Bumble Bee keys, Beespotter

Conserving Wild Bees in Pennsylvania: Penn State University

Native Bee Benefits: Bryn Mawr College and Rutgers University:

Native Bees, Wild Bees and Solitary Bees: University of Minnesota

Pictoral Guide to Common NYC Bees, Kevin Matteson

Supporting Native Bees: Our Essential Pollinators, University of Wisconsin-Extension

Specialist bees of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States (including host plants), Droege and Fowler

Understanding Native Bees: University of Maine

The Very Handy Bee Manual, Sam Droege et. al.

Wild Bees of New York, Sharp-Eatman Nature Photography

Wild Pollinators of Eastern Apple Orchards and How to Conserve Them: Cornell University