Pollinator short course to focus on threats to bees

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WOOSTER, Ohio — Farmers, gardeners, beekeepers, naturalists and others with an interest in bees are invited to attend The Power of Pollinators Short Course, a workshop organized by Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.

The event will be held March 14-15 on OARDC’s Wooster campus.

The event will take place at OARDC’s Fisher Auditorium, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster.

Short course participants will learn from national experts about bees and bee health, get an up-close look at bees at a microscope area and explore bee displays.

Attendees will also go home with handouts and publications to help them learn more about the current situation of bees.
Registration costs $20 and includes lunch and handouts.

To register and for more information, log on to http://go.osu.edu/R8k, or contact Ellsworth at 330-263-3723 or ellsworth.2@osu.edu.

Highlight

One of the short course’s highlights is Bayer Bee Care Program’s “Beehicle,” a specially wrapped vehicle that’s on a three-month journey across the Midwest providing bee stewardship workshops and expert presentations on issues impacting honeybee wellness.

Topics that will be covered during the short course include pollination biology, native bee identification, garden-variety bees and confused cousins, threats to pollinators, the status of honeybees, and native plants for native bees.

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