What will you learn?

Beginning with a brief history of humans and bees, explore why honey bees have taken the forefront of our attention for so long. However, the bees that need our help are the 4,000 species of wild native bees in North America (and 20,000 or so species around the world!) Learn about the lives of these pollination machines through an exploration of common North American species and the habitat each requires for nesting and survival.

What will you experience?

  • Each course is broken into easily digestible 10-20 minute video modules lessons.

  • There is a review section at the end of the course along with an optional quiz.

  • After you finish the course, a download of key takeaway information will be provided, along with a certificate of completion.

  • This course is approximately 2.5 hours, including the review and optional quiz section.

  • Masterclass courses are online, on-demand, and never expire! Purchase once and enjoy anytime, anywhere.

Course curriculum

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  • 1

    Save the Bees. All the Bees.

    • Introduction

    • The Gateway Bug: A History of Honeybees and Humans

    • The Gateway Bug: From Europe to North America

    • Honeybees to Native Bees Part One

    • Honeybees to Native Bees Part Two

    • Nature's Pollination Machines: Native Bees Part One

    • Native Bees Part Two: Mason, Leafcutter, and Sweat Bees

    • Native Bees Part Three: Bumble Bees and Carpenter Bees

    • Native Bees Part Four: Ground-Nesting Bees + Native Bee Habitat Needs

    • Native Bees Nesting and Winter Preparations Original Poster

    • Closing

    • Review & Key Takeaways

    • Quiz: Passing Grades not Required, Unless by Your Organization

    • Thank you for taking this course!

    • Optional Survey

Save the Bees. All the Bees.

Course Number 2

The course is a part of the Gardening for the Planet course series, which is best taken in order. However, each lesson throughout the course can be applied to your space as soon as it is completed. The series connects all the dots and gives you the tips and tricks needed to garden for the planet.

Gardening for the Planet Course Series

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