HOW TO HOST ORCHARD BEES FOR BACKYARD POLLINATION

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location:
OSU Extension, Butler County, 1802 Princeton Road, Hamilton, OH 45011
Contact email:
Contact name:
Cindy Meyer
Contact phone:
513-887-3722

Dr. Natalie Boyle is a postdoctoral researcher for the USDA-ARS Pollinating Insects Research Unit in Logan, UT. Her research focuses on improving the management of solitary bees for commercial pollination, including the blue orchard bee and the alfalfa leaf cutting bee. She is broadly interested in characterizing the impacts of alternative pollination on agricultural production, and in understanding the various environmental stressors that may be contributing to current bee declines. Dr. Boyle earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Entomology from Washington State University, where she studied the effect of pesticide residues on honey bee colony performance and the impacts of bee foraging on transgene flow in agricultural landscapes, respectively.

Pizza and salad will be served at 11:30 am and program will begin at Noon.  Cost is $5 per person and can be paid at the door.  Please RSVP by March 21, 208 by calling 513-887-3722.

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