Bee scientists at OSU and the OR Department of Agriculture estimate there are 500-800 species of bees in Oregon, but there has never been a concerted survey of the state’s bees. Thus, it is very difficult to know whether the health of Oregon bees is improving or declining. The Oregon Bee Atlas represents the first steps towards addressing the gulf in our knowledge about the bees of Oregon. Our regional monitoring team — made up of motivated individuals like you — is helping us in a robust survey effort in southwestern Oregon. We provide training, supplies, and ongoing support. This workshop will train you on how to collect bees, curate them and how to identify bees. This is the first step to becoming a member of the Bee Survey Team in southwestern Oregon.
Snacks will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.
Registration is required and space is limited. Please register at the link provided and select the "Grants Pass" location option.
This training is open to Master Gardeners and non-Master Gardeners who are interested in volunteering with the Oregon Bee Atlas project in southwestern Oregon.
Saturday, January 26 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Josephine County Extension, Auditorium 215 Ringuette St, Grants Pass, OR