Two of the nearly 80 workshops scheduled for the upcoming Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) annual conference will help you help bees and their friends.
Learn about the importance of pollinators and about threats to them in a workshop at the Mahoning County office of OSU Extension, CFAES’s outreach arm. It’s tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Registration is $10. Find out more. (Photo: Getty Images.)
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.)
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.)
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.”
CFAES researchers Reed Johnson and Sharon Treaster give you four tips for helping honey bees, and why, on Ohio State’s Insights website. (Photo: iStock.)
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.