Minnesota Master Naturalist

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ADV - Bumble Bee ID-Level II

University of MN, St. Paul Campus website

480 Hodson Hall, 1980 Folwell
Saint Paul, MN 55108

Join us for a three week class focusing on advanced bumble bee ID covering MN bumble bee species. We will use both specimens and photos to identify bumble bees to species. Specimens and microscopes will be provided during class. A quiz will take place during each class period. In addition to ID, we will cover and practice common survey techniques and bumble bee biology.

Prerequisite: U of MN Bee Atlas or Xerces Society Bumble Bee ID workshop, or equivalent bumble bee ID experience. You should have basic bumble bee ID skills such as differentiating males and females and confidence recognizing common bumble bee species such as B. griseocollis, B. bimaculatus, and B. impatiens.

Additional topics covering bumble bee conservation and biology will be added according to participant interest.

The $75.00 course fee includes a copy of "Bumble Bees of North America: an Identification Guide" and all other necessary materials to aid in identification and surveying.

The course cost is $75 and includes course manuals and supplies.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 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 Minnesota Entomology Department


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