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Dane County Land & Water Resources Department

B3 Training: Bumble Bee Biology, Identification and Monitoring Workshop

Event Dates

  • Tuesday, 07/02/2024 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Event Description

Join for a chance to learn more about Bumble Bees and our monitoring opportunities! This workshop will be led by Susan Carpenter, Native Plant Garden Curator at the UW-Madison Arboretum and is geared for adults. 

This workshop will include:

  • brief overview of native bees
  • bumble bee life history and biology
  • bumble bee ID and resources
  • photography and where to upload photos (Introduction to the Wisconsin Bumble Bee Brigade - WIDNR)
  • field time (weather permitting)
  • what to do if you find (photograph) B. affinis, B. terricola, and/or other WI Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN)

Please bring:

  • Camera (optional):  A macro setting is recommended. Point-and-shoot and phone cameras may work well for you.  Weather permitting, we will find and photograph bumble bees.
  • Notebook.
  • Your own snacks, coffee/tea, or water bottle, sunscreen, and a hat.

Please wear: 

  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Comfortable, breathable clothing 

Cost: Free

Registration is required and limited to 25 participants. Registration is open until June 15, 2024.

Register here! 

Rusty Patch Bumble Bee, Bombus affinis


Lussier Family Heritage Center
3101 Lake Farm Rd
Madison, WI 53711

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