Flower to Fruit: Pollination Power
June 4 & 5, 2021
Join us at the sixth Edith Chase Symposium.
The Edith Chase Lecture
At 7 p.m. on Friday, Denise Ellsworth, director of the honey bee and native pollinator education program through the Ohio State University Dept. of Entomology on the Wooster campus, will speak at the Cene Lecture Hall of Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design.
(Doors open at 6:30 PM)
Join us on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. for “Under the Blossom that Hangs on the Bough: Pollination Poems,” with poets from across Ohio. Reading is at the Poetry Park of Wick Poetry Center of Kent State University.
Bee Vigilant –
The Sixth Edith Chase Symposium
has been re-scheduled from June 5 and 6, 2020
to June 4 and 5, 2021
Our Edith Chase Lecture Speaker is
Denise R. Ellsworth
“Chase-ing Pollinators in Ohio”
Denise R. Ellsworth
Denise directs the honey bee and native pollinator education program through the Ohio State University Department of Entomology on the Wooster campus. In this outreach position, Denise supports and teaches beekeepers, farmers, gardeners and others across the state through a variety of workshops, webinars, written materials and electronic resources. In addition to chasing bees, Denise enjoys gardening, yoga, photography and hiking the towpath trail along the Tuscarawas river with her husband and dogs.
Master of Science: The Ohio State University, School of Natural Resources
Columbus, Ohio. Emphasis in Environmental Education (1994)
Bachelor of Science: The Ohio State University, Department of Plant Pathology, Columbus, Ohio. Minors in Art History and Italian (1992)
Former garden writer, Akron Beacon Journal Educator in many areas of entomology and horticulture, including plant pests, integrated pest management, plant identification, and botany.
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Bee health and integrated pest management, Pollinator identification, conservation and habitat enhancement, Plant and insect phenology
Ohio State University
This site is managed by Denise
|The Beekeepers Lament
How One Man and a Half Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America by Hannah Nordhaus: An easy to read, informative look at the large-scale beekeeping in America.
|Keeping the Bees
Why All Bees Are At Risk And What We Can Do To Save Them by Laurence Packer. A well-reasoned and well-researched book to educate about the importance of bees.
|Bees In Your Backyard
A Guide to North American Bees by Joseph Wilson and Olivia Carrill. An excellent resource for those wanting to learn more about the bees and wasps they find in their community.