Wild Bee Field School 2019

2019 Dates: July 29th through August 1st.

Wild Bee Field School Schedule with PowerPoints and Links (embedded below)


Instructors and planning team:

Nancy Adamson: Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist Xerces Society & USDA-NRCS ENTSC

Olivia Carril, Biologist and author

Denise Ellsworth: OSU Extension/Entomology

Jessie Lanterman: Hiram College bumble bee biologist

Karen Goodell: Professor, OSU EEOB

Dave Noble: Apiculturist, Stratford Ecological Center

Sarah Scott, Graduate fellow and Extension intern

MaLisa Spring: Museum of Biological Diversity

Adam Zorn: UMU Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center

Planning team:

Olivia Carril: Biologist and author

Denise Ellsworth: OSU Extension/Entomology

Dave Noble: Stratford Ecological Center

Bonnie Twaddle: UMU Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center

Adam Zorn: UMU Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center

Sponsored by OSU Entomology, Stratford Ecological Center and University of Mount Union/Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center. Funded in part by a NIFA IPM Pollinator Health Grant.

Fee: $250 includes all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), transportation to field sites and materials. Lodging not included.

This intensive bee ID and biology field school will take place from July 29th through August 1st at Secrest Arboretum on the OSU campus in Wooster. Sessions will take place indoors and out, on the OSU Wooster campus and at an assortment of field sites. Collecting, pinning and bee ID under microscopes will be emphasized. This program is for those serious about developing bee ID skills, not for the casually curious. Sessions begin with breakfast at 8:00AM and end with an early evening bee lecture (ending at 8:00PM). Registration is limited.

What else?

  • Nets will be provided for use during the session, or bring your own. See the Very Handy Manual (pg. 2) for advice on purchasing a net.
  • Basic pinning supplies and a simple cardboard collection box will be provided. Bring any collecting supplies you are accustomed to using. A full list of what to bring will be sent to participants, as well as a list of suggested reading.
  • We will spend time outside each day (think hot and humid), but walking is at each participant’s pace and will not be strenuous. We will include ample time for water/snack breaks.
  • The Comfort Suites just across the street from campus (long walk or short drive) is offering an OSU rate of $99 for a two queen suite. If you’d like to book or to share the room with another participant for $50 per night, Elizabeth from Comfort Suites can arrange this for you.
  • For other lodging suggestions, see the Wayne County Visitors’ Bureau.