Upcoming Native Bee Webinar for Agents and Extension Master Gardeners

— Written By Keith Wood
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NC State Extension is offering a webinar on native bees for Extension agents and Master Gardeners. This webinar will cover the biology, diversity, and outreach of these valuable pollinators. North Carolina is home to more than 500 species of native bees, many of which are economically important pollinators. In light of pollinator decline, there is increasing interest among home and community gardeners in supporting pollinators in urban and suburban gardens.

After this webinar, participants should be able to (a) advise home and community gardeners on bee-friendly gardening practices and (b) conduct native-bee outreach at events and demonstration gardens. An added perk is up to 50 counties will receive native-bee specimen boxes for use in education and outreach. Boxes will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis (based on order of webinar registration; attendance required). Advance registration is required. In addition, Agents will be able to register through the Extension Learning Management system. Registration details coming soon.

The date of the webinar is June 30, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Save the date—registration links coming soon.)

Instructors: Elsa Youngsteadt (NCSU Entomology), Debbie Roos (Chatham County)

Feature image photo: Debbie Roos