Workshops coming to Ohio: Bees in Your Backyard with Olivia Carril

Learn from bee expert Olivia Carril at one of three day-long native bee workshops. This year’s “Bee Tour” will focus on practical ID in the field, using cameras or phones to capture images, and citizen science for everyone. We’ll practice hands-on bee identification through microscopes and exploration in the field with Olivia and a team of biology experts.

Workshops: June 4, 5 and 7, various locations. All sessions are 9AM to 4PM.

Monday, June 4th: Stratford Ecological Center,  Delaware

Tuesday, June 5th: The Dawes Arboretum, Newark

Thursday, June 7th: The Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center of the University of Mount Union Minerva

Cost: $65 per person, or $80 including Olivia’s book. Handouts, lunch and refreshments included.

bees in your backyard 2018 flier PDF

To register:

Free Lecture & Book Signing: Wednesday, June 6th 7PM

Olivia will discuss the natural history of bees, emphasizing the ones most commonly seen in Ohio and how to recognize them.  She will also provide tips on encouraging these important pollinators in your backyard.

University of Mount Union, Alliance Lecture and book signing: free and open to all. Please register by 6/4.

Olivia Carril has been studying bees for over 20 years, and is the co-author of The Bees in Your Backyard, A Field Guide to North America’s Bees.

Sponsored by: The Dawes Arboretum, The Ohio State University Bee Lab, Stratford Ecological Center, and The University of Mount Union.

Questions? Contact Denise at

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