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Come to a Winter Workshop!

Trees that attract pollinators
January 30, 2024

Join UMass Extension for one of these virtual winter workshops!

On January 30th in Pollinator Topics, we'll learn more about the status of pollinators in Massachusetts from state apiary inspectors as well as researchers at the University of Massachusetts. Aspects of the health of honeybees and bumblebees will be discussed, along with "lesser-known heroes" of the pollinator world: ants, beetles, flies, butterflies, sawflies, and wasps! Cost: $35/pp

Topics include: 

  • An Update on the Status of Honeybees in Massachusetts,
  • Sunflower Pollen and Bumble Bee Health in Massachusetts
  • Conservation of Pollinators Associated with the Forests of Massachusetts: Research Updates

On February 6th, Tree and Shrub Insect Topics looks at native and invasive tree and shrub insect pests. Learn more about the status of hemlock woolly adelgid (including winter impacts on the population, summer fungal pathogens, and biocontrol) and other significant insect pests of ornamental and forest trees and shrubs. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts will also discuss updates about the emerald ash borer, winter moth and its native cousin, Bruce spanworm, and more! Cost: $55/pp

Topics include: 

  • Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Updates: Winter Kill, Summer Fungal Pathogens, and Biocontrol
  • Invasive and Native Insect Pest Research Updates: Potpourri

For more detailed agendas and to register, see our Events calendar.

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