Minnesota Master Naturalist

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ADV - Bees of Minnesota

Bees of Minnesota website

711 9th Avenue West
Virginia, MN 55792

The first time a survey of Minnesota bees was completed was in 1919 when only 67 species were listed. Luckily, there has been a lot of research since then and scientists suspect that there may be closer to 400 species but to find out, we will need the help of citizen scientists like you. In this workshop at the Olcott Greenhouse in Virginia, MN, participants will learn about the life cycle and ecology of native bees, basic bee identification, and tips for photographing bees. These skills will prepare participants to participate in the Minnesota Native Bee Atlas, a citizen science program that will use historical records and current observations to create a searchable database of Minnesota native bees.

The course cost is $25 and includes course manuals and supplies.

The course cost is $25 and includes course manuals and supplies.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Britt Forsberg

Britt Forsberg is the program coordinator for the Minnesota Native Bee Atlas, a citizen science program developed to create an open, comprehensive database of native bee species in Minnesota. She uses her experiences leading youth and adults in inquiry science and the outdoors to help guide students to the realization that anyone can be a scientist. Britt holds a BA in Biology and Environmental Studies from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MEd in Family Education from the University of Minnesota.

Sponsor Information

University of MN Entomology Dept


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