Honey Bees, Native Bees, and Creating a Bee-Friendly Landscape: A Short Course

July 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm



Bees are fascinating and widely diverse creatures with many different behaviors and life histories. Our most widely recognized bee, the honey bee, is native to Europe and Africa. However, there are over 4,000 species of bees native to the U.S., most of which are not nearly as familiar as the honey bee, nor as well studied. Researchers are only just beginning to realize how important our native bees are to both the environment and agriculture, especially small-scale agriculture. Join us for this four-part short course to learn about honey bees, some of our local native bees, and ways that you can encourage bee populations on your property by creating a bee-friendly landscape.


Class Topics:

  • July 8: An Introduction to Honey Bees
  • July 15: An Introduction to Native Bees
  • July 22: Creating a Bee-Friendly Landscape: Providing Shelter
  • July 29: Creating a Bee-Friendly Landscape: Providing Forage


Registration and Class Logistics:

  • Classes will be held virtually through Zoom.
  • Registration is required to attend the classes.
  • After registering, you’ll be sent an email with sign-in details and a unique link for joining the class.
  • Each class will start at 7:00 p.m. CT / 8:00 p.m. ET.
  • Each class will last approximately 45 minutes to an hour.
    • Bonus time may be available after class if participants want to stay and ask additional questions or have more in-depth discussions.

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