June 29, 2021
Supporting Native & Honey Bees in Your Backyard
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Florida is home to 315 species of native bees in addition to the honey bee, all of which are vital for pollination and ecosystem maintenance. In this class, we will learn additional ways beyond beekeeping to support healthy bees of all kinds in our backyards and communities. We will cover basic biology, foraging patterns, and nesting habitats of honey and popular native bees and talk about some easy ways to provide food, housing, and other important resources for bees in your backyard. We will also have time for beekeeping Q&A if that is the next step in your bee journey. This program is virtual. A link to join the program will be emailed upon enrollment.
About the Instructor: Meghan Orman is a third-year Master Beekeeper in the University of Florida's Master Beekeeper Program. Her focus is on education and sharing the importance and wonders of the life of honey bees with as many people as she can. Meghan is a lifelong learner and nature enthusiast, and is passionate about making connections between our homes, our gardens, and our pollinating companions. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Psychology in Education at the University of Pittsburgh.