Meet the bees in your own backyard

CFAES’s Bee Lab is co-sponsoring three upcoming Bees in Your Backyard workshops by author and bee expert Olivia Carril, and a lecture and book signing, too. Nota bee-ne: The deadline to register for the workshops is May 18; for the lecture and book signing, June 4.

Co-author of ‘the ultimate bee book’

Carril is the co-author of The Bees in Your Backyard: A Field Guide to North America’s Bees (Princeton University Press, 2015), which the Bookseller Buyer’s Guide calls “the ultimate bee book for bee enthusiasts and experts alike.”

Workshop offered at 3 locations

The workshops, the same at all three locations, “will focus on practical ID in the field, using cameras or phones to capture images, and citizen science for everyone,” according to their flier. “We’ll practice hands-on bee identification through microscopes and exploration in the field with Olivia and a team of biology experts.”

The workshops are:

  • June 4 at the Stratford Ecological Center in Delaware;
  • June 5 at The Dawes Arboretum in Newark; and
  • June 7 at the University of Mount Union’s Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center in Minerva.

Hours for all three are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration for each one is $65 per person, or $80 with a copy of the book included. Handouts, lunch and refreshments are included. Find details and register online.

Free lecture

The lecture and book signing are at 7 p.m. June 6 at the University of Mount Union’s Hoover-Price Campus Center, 420 West Simpson St., Alliance. Admission is free, but you need to register online. (Photo: iStock.)

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