Cafe Botanique, May 17 - Virginia Scott and Colorado Bees - Gates Hall

(Coelioxys sp.- Photo: Diane M Wilson)

Colorado Bees: 946 species and counting
Virginia Scott, Entomology Collections Manager, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

The Bees of Colorado, the first compilation of the bee species that occur in Colorado, was published in September 2011.  At that time, 946 bee species were documented from our state however, science is not stagnant.  Come learn about the incredible diversity of bees in Colorado, the history behind The Bees of Colorado, and the knowledge that has been gained during the past nine months.

Virginia Scott is the Collections Manager of the Entomology Section of the University of Colorado, Museum of Natural History in Boulder. Her interest in native bees was sparked thirty years ago during her undergraduate years at Michigan State University where she studied the nesting biology of yellow-faced and leaf cutting bees.
Thursday, May 17
Denver Botanic Gardens – Gates Hall
6:30 – 8 p.m.