Home improvement for pollinators

The next Pollinator School workshop, presented by the Mahoning County office of CFAES’s outreach arm, OSU Extension, runs from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Canfield in northeast Ohio. The program’s title is “Habitats.” It’s about seeing, understanding and improving where pollinators live and feed. Registration is $10. Learn more. (Photo: Getty Images.)

Enjoy fall, see pollinators today at 2 pm

CFAES’s Secrest Arboretum hosts a Guided Autumn and Pollinator Walk from 2-3:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 25, starting at its Seaman Orientation Plaza.

The arboretum is at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., part of CFAES’s Wooster campus. Free admission; dress for the weather (a chance of showers).

Find out more. (Photo: Common buckeye butterfly on goldenrod, Getty Images.)

Bee Culture editor to speak Wednesday

The 2018 webinar series by CFAES’s Bee Lab continues at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, with a talk called “Ethics in Beekeeping.” Speaking will be Kim Flottum, the editor of Medina-based Bee Culture magazine and the author of The Backyard Beekeeper and Better Beekeeping, among others.

It’s free to watch; use the “Guest Login” at 8:55 a.m.

Learn more. (Photo: iStock.)

Register soon for bee lecture, book signing

A reminder that bee expert Olivia Carril, co-author of The Bees in Your Backyard: A Field Guide to North America’s Bees (Princeton University Press, 2015), is giving a lecture and book signing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at the University of Mount Union’s Hoover-Price Campus Center, 420 West Simpson St., Alliance. Admission is free, but you have to register online by Monday, June 4.

Carril is giving “Bees in Your Backyard” workshops at three locations in Ohio the same week, co-hosted by CFAES’s Bee Lab. Unfortunately, registration for the workshops has ended. (Image: Princeton University Press.)

Waiter, there’s a bee on my screen

CFAES’s 2018 Bee Lab Webinar Series kicks off when biologist-author Olivia Carril presents “Identifying Common Bees of the Great Lakes Region” from 9-10 a.m., April 18. Carril is the co-author of The Bees in Your Backyard: A 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.”

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The case of the disappearing bee

Elizabeth Long, assistant professor in CFAES’s Department of Entomology, presents “Death by Dust? The Case of the Disappearing Bee” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in the Wooster Science Café series. Long was a co-author of a 2017 Journal of Applied Ecology study that reported that neonicotinoid insectides, when used to protect corn seeds after planting, pose risks for honey bees.

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