Workshop registration now open: Pollinators on Ohio Farms: An Integrated Crop Pollination Approach

March 1, 2018
9AM to 4PM
How can land owners and growers utilize and protect pollinators including honey bees, mason bees, bumble bees and others? This day-long workshop will explore strategies to provide pollination services, protect pollinators from pesticides, and create habitat on farms.
Presenters:
James Hung, The Ohio State University
Reed Johnson, The Ohio State University
Elizabeth Long, The Ohio State University
Ben Phillips, Michigan State University
Amber Barnes, Pollinator Partnership
Charles Walter, Walter’s Wholesome Goods
Fee to attend: $55, includes handouts, lunch and AM refreshments. Register here

Visit the Bee Lab website for more details and other workshops coming up this winter.
Questions? Please contact Denise Ellsworth at: ellsworth.2@osu.edu

Workshop Registration Now Open: Bumble Bees in Ohio: Biology, Identification and Conservation

March 15, 2018
9AM to 4PM
rusty patched bumble bee
Rusty patched bumble bee, USGS bee lab
Join fellow bumble bee enthusiasts in Wooster (OH) for a day-long (9AM – 4PM) workshop on bumble bee biology, identification and conservation. Participants will learn the status of Ohio’s bumble bees, including conservation efforts for the rusty patched bumble bee. Additional topics include bumble bee identification, the Ohio bee survey and the Ohio Bee Atlas.
Presenters:
Karen Goodell, The Ohio State University
Jessie Lanterman, The Ohio State University
Randy Mitchell, The University of Akron
Paige Reeher, The University of Akron
Carlyn Mitchell, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Meg Plona, Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Fee to attend: $55, includes handouts, lunch and AM refreshments. Register here
Visit the Bee Lab website for more details and other workshops coming up this winter.
Questions? Please contact Denise Ellsworth at: ellsworth.2@osu.edu

Looking for 2018 Bee Survey Sites in Select Ohio Counties

We need your help! Can you suggest possible survey sites in Ohio? Ideally, locations would be 1-3 acres (or more) in size, and be full of flowers in summer (meadow, prairie). A patch of woods nearby is a plus. These can be public or private lands.
Counties in need for the 2018 bee survey are in gray. Counties in purple with black dots indicate areas surveyed in 2017. Dotted lines encompass areas with historical sightings of the rusty patched bumble bee, so sites in those areas are of particular interest.
To suggest a survey location, visit:

http://go.osu.edu/bees-in-Ohio

Everyone can help by joining the Ohio Bee Atlas project on iNaturalist. Upload your bee images to the project — you don’t have to ID the bee to participate! Learn more here.
Questions? Please contact Denise Ellsworth at: ellsworth.2@osu.edu