2019 Bee School application
Please note that this form is an application only. Spaces at Bee School are competitive - we are looking for a blend of people and team leaders from around the region. We will review all applications and notify everyone if a space is available for them by Wednesday May 15th. Please watch your inbox.
If you are selected for Bee School:
You will be sent a registration link - spaces for each session are available on a first-come basis. Paid registrations must be received by June 1st.
Bee School Information
As part of our efforts to build taxonomic expertise in surveying Oregon's native bee population, the Oregon Bee Project is offering an advanced five-day native bee survey and identification course to be held at Oregon State University in Corvallis this summer.
You do not have to be a member of the Oregon Bee Atlas to participate in this course. Our goal is to train people in basic bee taxonomy, who can then be leaders in their region through teaching others. Prior experience is not needed - we are looking for people committed for the long term who have a passion for teaching others and sharing the knowledge they have gained from the course.
Dates - First Session: Monday July 8th through Friday July 12th, 2019
Dates - Second Session: Monday July 15th through Friday July 19th, 2019
Time: All day sessions, tentatively 9 am to 5 pm
Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis Oregon; classes will be in Cordley Hall
Lodging: On-campus dorm lodging is available for an additional fee; other options are available in Corvallis
Meals: Students are responsible for their own meals; many options are available on campus or nearby
Oregon Bee Atlas Team Leader registration: $150
Oregon Bee Atlas member registration: $400
Regular registration: $800
Registration ends June 1st; Cap of 25 registrants per session
Lead Instructor: Lincoln Best
Linc is a native bee taxonomist from British Columbia. He has been teaching a native bee course in BC for the past three years, and has conducted extensive native bee surveys in western Canada. He is a research associate at the Zoology Museum, University of Calgary.
Additional instructors: August Jackson, Joe Engler, Rich Little, Ellen Watrous, Pete and Gretchen Pederson, Andrew Moldenke