Nebraska Extension Educator Natalia Bjorklund will conduct a training class in Scottsbluff in April for those interested in being part the Nebraska Bee Survey.
The survey is intended to determine what bees live in Nebraska. More than 4,000 different types of bees live in North America.
The training will take place at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center on Tuesday, April 14 from 1-3 p.m. There is no charge to attend. Pre-register by April 9 by calling (308) 632-1230 or (308) 632-1480.
Bjorklund will discuss the equipment used to collect the bees, and the how, when and where to collect them. The training also will provide attendees with the protocol needed to document where the bees were collected.
This training is the beginning of a statewide program available to anyone interested in learning about pollinators and their importance to our lives.