Conference Topic – Native Bees

Olivia Carril has been studying native bees and the plants they visit for over 20 years. She completed a Master’s Degree in 2006 at Utah State University, establishing a long term ecological study of the environmental factors influencing bee diversity in Grand Staircase-Esacalante National Monument. In 2013 she received her PhD from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, studying a specialist bee and its host flowers. Since then she has written a book, The Bees In Your Backyard: A Guide To North America’s Bees. Olivia loves telling people about bees, the ecosystem services they provide, and how we can help them prosper.