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

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


SUMMARY
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.  


ACTION ITEMS
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.


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


ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H | @ISUExtension
VISION
-  ISU Extension and Outreach will advance land-grant values by engaging all Iowans in solving today’s problems and preparing for a thriving future.

MISSION - ISU Extension and Outreach builds a strong Iowa by engaging all Iowans in research, education, and extension experiences to address current and emerging real-life challenges.


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