Six free, weekly webinars will focus on bumblebee biodiversity, ecology, and conservation. All sessions are on Fridays from 1 PM (Eastern Time) to 2:30 PM (Eastern Time) from March 18th to April 22nd.
Our course webpage with resources and recordings: https://u.osu.edu/thebumblebeeshortcourse/
- March 18 — Bumble Bee Biology, Part 1, Jamie Strange: The Ohio State University
- March 25 — Bumble Bee Biology, Part 2, Jamie Strange: The Ohio State University, A Brief Overview of Federally Endangered Bumble Bees, Tamara Smith: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- April 1 — Bumble Bee Identification (note dual offerings and a later start for Western ID), Attend one or both sessions, Bumble Bees from Eastern or Western North America,
- 1:00 – 2:30 EDT Identification of Bumble Bees from Eastern North America, Karen Goodell: The Ohio State University
- 3:00 – 4:30 EDT Identification of Bumble Bees from Western North America, Lincoln Best: Oregon State University
- April 8 — Bumble Bee Botany, Randy Mitchell: The University of Akron
- April 15 — Threats and Opportunities for Conservation, Hollis Woodard: University of California, Riverside
- April 22 — You Can Make a Difference for Bumble Bees: Programs to Document Bumble Bees in Yards, Parks, Gardens, and Natural Areas AND What Plants They Use, Sam Droege: Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab, USGS, Jenan El-Hifnawi: USGS Bumble Bee Survey Coordinator
Sponsored by The Ohio State University Department of Entomology. This series is funded in part by a USDA/NIFA Integrated Pest Management Pollinator Health grant. Coordinated by Denise Ellsworth, OSU Department of Entomology All sessions will be recorded and posted on our course website and on YouTube http://go.osu.edu/bumbles
Hope you can join us this month to learn about our flying teddy bears!