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Native Bee Challenge: The Importance of Native Bees to Our Food Supply

Organizer  |  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H
Subjects Covered  |  Advocacy, Education, Nutrition, Conservation
Target Audience  |  Students interested in pollination

The Native Bee Challenge will teach participants about the abundance and diversity of native bees as well as the vital role they play in food production and ecosystems. Participants will learn that everyone can contribute to increasing pollinator habitats and providing structures for bee nests in agricultural and urban environments.  

Participants will have the opportunity to construct their own native bee nest to take home. Additionally, students will have the chance to participate in a national citizen science project in collaboration with the Crown Bees Native Bee Network.

Keith Bidne  Insect Rearing Specialist, USDA-ARS
Maya Hayslett  | Crop Science Program Specialist, 4-H
Dr. Richard Hellmich | Research Entomologist, USDA-ARS

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