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Wild World of Bees is a 12 month, 12 speaker webinar series that will explore the wondrous world of bees.

 

Each month, we will be diving deeper into the world of bees, learning about native bees, regionalized honey bees, and the relationship that we as humans have with bees.

Join the 2022 Master Academy

11AM MST – One Saturday Each Month in 2022

 

  • All Sessions on Zoom Platform
  • Access to 12 world-class bee experts from around the world
  • On-demand access to all videos for life
  • Join a community of your Master Academy cohort facebook group

When we think of bees, we often think of Apis mellifera, or the western honey bee, but did you know that there are 20,000 known species of bees in the world?

 

Broaden your perspective on the world around us by learning about native bees and endemic (native to a single defined geographic location) species of bees such as the Scottish and Irish bees.

 

Take the opportunity to learn about some of the uncommon and rare attributes of bees from around the world such as the South American stingless bees, ground nesting bees, and the humble bumble bee by joining us in the Wild World of Bees.

 

This webinar series is meant to smash convention by interviewing beekeepers and researchers from around the globe, on the philosophy behind beekeeping and land stewardship. We will be exploring what empathy, humanism, and connection to nature all have in common.

2022/01/22 11:00:00

SPEAKERS

Alison Benjamin

Founder of Urban Bees in London, Alison will share ‘How to Help Solitary Bees and Bumblebees by Rewilding Rooftops’

Alison Benjamin

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Raffaele Dall'olio

Citizen Science and its pivotal role in preserving wild honey bees in Italy

Raffaele Dall’olio

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Ron Finley

Gangster Gardener and MasterClass expert shares about autonomy in food production

Ron Finley

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Andrew Abrahms

Joining us from the Isle of Colonsay, Andrew Abrahams shares his experience caring for Apis mellifera mellifera, bees endemic to the area.

Andrew Abrahms

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Tom Seeley

Best selling author & Cornell biology professor emeritus on what makes honey bees extremely special

Tom Seeley

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Dr Samuel Ramsey

Award-winning entomologist Dr. Samuel Ramsey shares why ecosystems thrive with diversity and why human systems follow the same pattern.

Dr Samuel Ramsey

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Dr. Nitin Labhane

Professor and Dean at Bhavans College studying the conservation of Apis dorsata.

Dr. Nitin Labhane

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Tammy Horn Potter

Best selling author on history of bees in America and how the honey bee shaped a nation

Tammy Horn Potter

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Samantha Foxx Winship

Advocate for the education, empowerment and the promotion of women and people of colour in beekeeping, agriculture and the arts innovation.

Samantha Foxx Winship

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More speakers will be announced shortly! Check back soon.

SCHEDULE & THEMES

Details for each session are still forthcoming

Hold these dates

Saturday, January 22, 2022
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Saturday, March 12, 2022
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Saturday, June 11, 2022
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Saturday, August 13, 2022
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Saturday, November 12, 2022
Saturday, December 10, 2022

 

All sessions are at 11am Mountain Standard Time

Protecting Wild Honey Bees

Learn about endemic honey bee species in Scotland and Ireland and what is being done to protect them.

Community & Culture

Explore the ways in which we as humans nurture our relationship with bees and nature as a whole.

Musings & Observations

Take a deeper look at the wondrous behaviours, fascinating history, and unique work being done with bees.

Diversity of Bees

Learn about the uncommon and rare attributes of bumbles bees, mellipona bees, and ground nesting bees.

FAQ

Yes, all webinars will be recorded and made available on demand to you after each event. You will receive an email with the YouTube link of the recorded webinar 24 hours after the event. This link will never change, and you can view it anytime

The webinar will be held on Zoom. It is recommended that you have the latest version of Zoom installed, but you are also able to access the webinar through your web browser.

No, we will take care of that for you. As an attendee you are automatically muted, and your cameras are automatically turned off. You will have the opportunity to ask your questions directly to the speakers through the chat and during the Q&A portion of the webinar you may be given the opportunity to ask your questions via audio and video.

All videos will be uploaded to a private YouTube page where you will have access on demand, anytime.