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Bee Watching for Beginners April 2018

Bee Watching for Beginners

Instructors: Christine Casey, Ph.D. and Robbin Thorp, Ph.D., UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology

Date of Event: April 14, 2018. Rain date April 28, 2018.

Time of Event: 12pm to 3pm

Location: Harry H. Laidlaw, Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility and Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven

Observing and identifying the bees in our gardens can be challenging. We’ll start with an overview of bee anatomy and learn how to distinguish bees from other insects. We’ll then look at key features of common bees that can be used to identify them in flight. The class will finish in the Haven for hands-on experience observing and identifying bees. Photography encouraged! Separate registration is available for lunch for anyone staying on from the morning ‘Planting the Bee Garden’ class.