Bees

MAY 12 WEBINAR: What Bee is That?

FREE WEBINAR: What bee is that?
May 12 @ 1pm

From our friends at Keep Charleston Beautiful…

What bee is that? Learn about commonly encountered US bees!

Interested in learning more about pollinators?

Join in on May 12th, at 1:00PM, to learn about commonly encountered bee species throughout the US.

Spring has arrived across much of the country, and lots of bee species will be emerging to seek out places to forage and nest. There is a large diversity of bees found throughout our gardens, parks, and neighborhoods.

Matthew Shepherd, Director of Outreach & Education, will host this educational program, and will introduce you to commonly encountered bees, with notes on their diversity, behaviors, how to identify them, and their habitat needs. As well as valuing bees for their honey, people have come to recognize the importance of bees in food production. However, pesticides, disease, and urbanization have led to declines in bee populations. Green backyards and gardens can be vital resources for bees. Nonscientists and volunteers can contribute to research through citizen science initiatives, where people report what they see in their local area. Such findings help scientists find useful ways to protect bees. However, this depends on people being able to identify species correctly. Therefore, learning about bee species and habits can also help individuals protect them.

 


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