The Bee Short Course for Community Scientists: Building skills of community scientists interested in wild bee conservation.

Free, monthly webinars to build skills of community scientists interested in bee conservation. All sessions are at 10 AM EASTERN on the third Friday of the month, May – November. The same link will allow you to join each session.A collaborative effort from the OSU Department of Entomology, The Chadwick Arboretum, and Learning Gardens, and The US National Native Bee Monitoring Research Coordination Network (RCN).

Registration Link

All sessions are from 10 – 11:00 AM Eastern on the third Friday of the month, May – November 2021

Please note: the focus of this series is wild bee conservation, not honey bee management.

  • May 21: Randy Mitchell, The University of Akron, Bee Botany 101
  • June 18: Jamie Strange, The Ohio State University, Melittology 101: An Intro to Bee Science
  • July 16: Olivia Carril, author, and biologist, Methods of Collecting and Documenting Bees
  • August 20: Heather Holm, author, and biologist, Insect Photography and Using iNaturalist to Observe and Document Wild Bees
  • September 17: Sam Droege, USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab, Tips and Tricks from The Handy Bee Manual
  • October 15: Mary Gardiner, The Ohio State University, Contributions of Community Science to Entomology: Benefits for People and Nature
  • November 19: Molly Martin, Bee City USA/The Xerces Society, From Community Science to Advocacy in Action: Case Studies in Conservation

Welcome Spring! Authors Speaker Series

From Denise Ellsworth, Program Director, Pollinator Education

Join us for this free Zoom webinar series. Webinars are approximately 60 minutes. All sessions will be recorded and posted on the Bee Lab website by early April.

Registration is required. Details here.

Register here!

Monday, March 22
Doug Tallamy
The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Native Trees

Tuesday, March 23
Heather Holm
Wasps: Their Biology, Diversity and Role as Beneficial Insects and Pollinators of Native Plants

Wednesday, March 24
Bryan Danforth
The Solitary Bees: Biology, Evolution, Conservation

Thursday, March 25
Olivia Carril
Common Bees of Eastern North America

Friday, March 26
Mary Gardiner
Good Garden Bugs: Everything You Need to Know about Beneficial Predatory Insects

Register here! http://go.osu.edu/springauthors

Welcome Spring! Authors Speaker Series is co-sponsored by the OSU Department of Entomology and Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Garden, with support from the NIFA IPM Pollinator Health grant and the Manitou Fund.