Bees, Beneficials and Blooms

Registration Eligibility
Open
Start Date
04/27/2019
End Date
04/27/2019
Description
Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz about honey bees - colony collapse, neonicotinoids.  Are we in the depths of a beepocalypse? What about all of the other pollinators and beneficial insects?  Is there anything specific we can do to help? This presentation will highlight some of the various bee species, as well as beneficial insect species in Maryland, how to identify them, and what steps can be done to create a more insect-friendly landscape.
Location
Columbia, MD
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Agriculture / Local Food Production
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
Learn about the various species of bees in Maryland and the pollination services they provide.
Find out about the various beneficial insects in our area, how to identify them in various stages of development, and what insect they prey on.
Understand what recent research indicates is impacting these insects and how to mitigate those effects.
Obtain a working plant pallet, based on current research data about specific plant materials that provide nectar and pollen sources to those insects.
Instructors
Marie Rojas, Borders & Butterflies, Inc
Website Registration
Course Codes
Provider
Maryland Chapter ASLA


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