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CROW virtual series on bees

By Staff | Feb 10, 2021

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) weekly Virtual Speaker Series presented by Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) continues on Monday, Feb. 15 with “Speaker for the Bees: Understanding and Protecting Wild and Managed Bees” by Mary Bammer, Instructional Designer for UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab.

The program will be informational on how to become a ‘Speaker for the Bees’, or ‘one who advocates on the bees’ behalf. Bammer will explain why bees are so important, what types of bees are found in Florida, and simple steps you can take to support local bee populations.

The virtual program begins at 4:00 p.m. on Zoom and will last approximately one hour in length. The talk is limited to 100 participants so advanced registration is required. Admission per device is $10 plus applicable taxes and fees. To register, please visit www.CROWClinic.org or CROW’s Facebook page under the “Events” tab.

CROW’s 2021 Virtual Speaker Series presented by LCEC features weekly programs, offered through April, hosting professionals from across Southwest Florida who engage, educate and entertain participants with information about local conservation initiatives. For a full schedule of presentations and topics in the series, please visit www.CROWClinic.org.

About the Speaker:

Mary Bammer develops and manages the HBREL’s online Extension courses, including the UF/IFAS Master Beekeeper Program. She was formerly the lab’s Extension coordinator and recently graduated from the University of Florida with a Master’s in Extension education. Bammer works to bring top-notch honey bee education to beekeepers across Florida and around the world through targeted and effective distance education.