Nat/Sci Zoom: Pollinators and Bees


Course Details

  • Course Code: ENRICH-0863_BEES
  • Location: University Park
  • Mode of Study: Online
  • Places Left: 22
  • Waitlist Places Left: 5
  • Fee: $75
How to Be Good: Understanding Wild Bees and Honey Bees
Two Zoom Sessions
Wed., Mar. 27, Apr. 3, 2024, 6:30-8:30 pm MT

When the topic is bees, there’s a lot to be mindful about and there are ways you can likely be more friendly to bees. In this two-part course, experts delve into the fascinating world of both wild bees and honey bees. In session one, horticulturist Lisa Mason shares the latest buzz on the basics of pollinators, wild bees, bee hotels and how to create welcoming habitats. “Humans depend on pollinators for about a third of our diet,” Mason says. “In Colorado, we have over 900 species of bees, 250 butterflies, approximately 1,000 species of moths and more!” She also examines how pollinator conservation utilizes locally-based solutions to advocate for our animal friends.

In the second session, bee advocate Tracy Bellehumeur explores honey bees and how you can outfit a self-care kit with honey bee products such as elderberry syrup, throat spray and wound ointment, and how to get inspired to make more products from beehives. Plus, she covers answers to these captivating questions: How do honey bees make decisions? How do they communicate? How do they decide when to swarm? How do they choose a new home? “Find out just how intelligent these important creatures truly are, and how they make decisions as a democracy,” Bellehumeur says.

Lisa Mason is the horticulture specialist for Colorado State University Extension in Arapahoe County and the founder of The Native Bee Watch Community Science Program.

Tracy Bellehumeur is cofounder of the BeeChicas, a bee advocacy group that leads monthly workshops at the Boulder Library and cares for beehives on the library rooftop and backyard.


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Days of the Week Start Date End Date Time Venue Instructor
Wednesday 27 March 2024 27 March 2024 06:30PM - 08:30PM All Students Lisa Mason
Wednesday 03 April 2024 03 April 2024 06:30PM - 08:30PM All Students Tracy Bellehumeur