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Iowa Learning Farms Webinar: Iowa’s 300 Species of Bees and Their Contributions to Agriculture
August 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place August 2 at noon with feature Randall Paul Cass, bee extension specialist, Iowa State University. Cass joined ISU in 2017 becoming the first bee extension specialist at the university in over 70 years. He coordinates bee research, manages the university’s honey apiary, lectures and provides outreach to beekeepers, farmers, and landowners.
In the webinar, “Bee Health in Iowa’s Agricultural Landscape,” Cass will provide an overview of honeybees in Iowa, highlighting the difficulties facing these important pollinators. He will discuss the primary stressors honeybees face in the agricultural landscape and share practices which beekeepers, farmers, and landowners can do to help bees thrive and continue to contribute to the agricultural and natural ecosystems in Iowa.
“It is said that one out of every three bites of food we consume was created thanks to the tireless efforts of pollinators,” said Cass. “Iowa is home to more than 300 different species of bees, and I hope this presentation will help participants gain a better understanding of bee populations and the challenges they face, as well as actions individuals can take to mitigate stressors that affect bees in our area.”
Shortly before noon CDT, click the link below or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172