Introduction to Honey Bees and Native Bees



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 North America, 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 to learn about honey bees and some of our local native bees.

Note: This class will cover the life histories and diversity of honey bees and native bees. If you want to learn about what to plant for bees or other ways to create space for native bees, then I suggest taking next month’s class, Creating Space for Native Bees.


  • May 20, 2021
  • 7:00 p.m. CT / 8:00 p.m. ET
    • Class will last approximately an hour to an hour and 15 minutes.
    • Bonus time may be available after class if participants want to stay and ask additional questions or have more in-depth discussions.


  • $10


  • Deadline to register is 8:00 a.m. CT / 9:00 a.m. ET on May 19.
  • By 5:00 p.m. CT on May 19, all registered participants will be sent an email with class login information.
    • Late registrations will not be available in order to give everyone time to receive their login information.

Class Logistics:

  • Class will be held virtually through Zoom.
  • The class will be recorded for those who cannot make the scheduled time and participants who want to re-watch the presentation.
    • For your privacy, participant videos will NOT be included in the recording.
    • The video will be available for online viewing for approximately one week.
    • After class is over, you will be sent an email with a link to the video and details for how to view it.


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