Backyard Ecology Creating Space for Pollinators and Wildlife
Creating Space for Pollinators and Wildlife

Upcoming Short Course on Bees and Creating a Bee-friendly Landscape

In July, I will be teaching a 4-part virtual short course titled, Honey Bees, Native Bees and Creating a Bee-Friendly Landscape. The class will meet virtually at 7:00 CT / 8:00 ET on July 8, 15, 22, and 29. Each class will be approximately 45 minutes to an hour with the possibility of bonus time at the end if there are a lot of questions or some people want to stick around and have more in-depth discussions. Registration is required. A detailed class description and registration information are below. Additional classes on other topics related to pollinators, planting for pollinators, native plants, and gardening with native plants are being planned for later this fall.

Honey Bees, Native Bees and Creating a Bee-Friendly Landscape: A Short Course


Bees are fascinating and widely diverse creatures with many different behaviors and life histories. Our most widely recognized bee, the honey bee, is native to Europe and Africa. However, there are over 4,000 species of bees native to the U.S., most of which are not nearly as familiar as the honey bee, nor as well studied. Researchers are only just beginning to realize how important our native bees are to both the environment and agriculture, especially small-scale agriculture. Join us for this four-part short course to learn about honey bees, some of our local native bees, and ways that you can encourage bee populations on your property by creating a bee-friendly landscape.

Class Topics:

  • July 8: An Introduction to Honey Bees
  • July 15: An Introduction to Native Bees
  • July 22: Creating a Bee-Friendly Landscape: Providing Shelter
  • July 29: Creating a Bee-Friendly Landscape: Providing Forage

Registration and Class Logistics:

  • Classes will be held virtually through Zoom.
  • Registration is required to attend the classes.
  • After registering, you’ll be sent an email with sign-in details and a unique link for joining the class.
  • Each class will start at 7:00 p.m. CT / 8:00 p.m. ET.
  • Each class will last approximately 45 minutes to an hour.
    • Bonus time may be available after class if participants want to stay and ask additional questions or have more in-depth discussions.

This article was part of Shannon’s original Kentucky Pollinators and Backyard Wildlife blog which evolved into the blog for Backyard Ecology. All of Shannon’s Kentucky Pollinators and Backyard Wildlife blogs can be found at

Backyard Ecology: Creating Space for Pollinators and Wildlife
Nature isn’t just “out there.” It’s all around us, including right outside our doors. Hi, my name is Shannon Trimboli, and I am the host of Backyard Ecology. I live in southcentral Kentucky and am a wildlife biologist, educator, author, beekeeper, and owner of a nursery specializing in plants for pollinators and wildlife conservation. I started Backyard Ecology as a way to share my love of exploring nature and learning about different plants and animals. I invite you to join me as we ignite our curiosity and natural wonder, explore our yards and communities, and improve our local pollinator and wildlife habitat. Learn more or subscribe to my email list at

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