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All About Ojai: The Buzz About Bees

By on December 20, 2018 in All About Ojai, Events, News

ALL ABOUT OJAI: The Buzz About Bees

Conserving and Protecting Our Pollinators

Saturday, February 16 1–3 pm

OVLC Office 370 W Baldwin Road, Bldg. A4

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This class is free to members and students and $10 for non-members. Become a member today! A family membership is just $35 per year.

The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy hosts Dr. Ruben Alarcon, a specialist in native bees, as an All About Ojai guest speaker. He will be speaking about his latest research at his “Pollination Ecology Lab” at CSU Channel Islands, the effects of the recent fires on bee populations, and also his general knowledge of these diversified indigenous little Hymenoptera. 

Dr. Ruben Alarcón is a pollination ecologist and associate professor of Biology at CSU Channel Islands. He earned his Ph.D. at UC Riverside, where he studied plant-pollinator communities in the Colorado Rockies and in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California. He spent two years at the University of Arizona where he studied bee and moth communities in the Sonoran Desert prior to joining the USDA Carl Hayden Bee Research Center, in Tucson AZ, where he worked on honey bee-almond pollination. At CSU Channel Islands, Dr. Alarcón has studied the pollinator communities in the Santa Monica Mountains and the Channel Islands. More recently Dr. Alarcón expanded his research to study native bees in agricultural systems, including blueberries and pepper in Ventura, California. Dr. Alarcón is the Director of CSU Channel Islands’ Pest Control Adviser Certificate Program and is working with local beekeepers to improve honey bee health.

For more information contact Emmie Pinedo at (805) 649-6852 ext 7 or

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