Bee as pollinators

The Buzz About Pollinators

The Buzz About Pollinators


May 15, 2024    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Farmers’ Museum
5775 State Highway 80 (Lake Road), Cooperstown, NY, 13326

Event Type

Part of the OCCA Lecture Series “Be Informed”
Wednesday, May 15 • 7:00pm
Free Admission

Join OCCA (Otsego County Conservation Association) at The Farmers’ Museum on May 15 at 7:00 p.m. for its “Be Informed” lecture series featuring Dr. Jeffrey Heilveil on the subject of Native Pollinators. The program will speak to the museum’s new exhibition, The Buzz about Pollinators. The exhibition will be open 30 minutes before and after the lecture for attendees wishing to view. The program is free and open to the public.

From well-known bumblebees to leaf-cutter bees, hover flies, and hawk moths, there are hundreds of different pollinator species in Otsego County.

Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, NYThe lecture will examine some of our native pollinators and the plants they pollinate, both common and rare, and explore how we can best support these hardworking species. Dr. Jeffrey Heilveil is a Professor and Chair of the Biology Department at SUNY Oneonta, where he teaches courses in entomology, aquatic entomology, and stream ecology. His favorite classes are the field-based courses he teaches in the summer on the Thayer Farm property of the SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station. His research primarily focuses on how human alterations to rivers affect stream insects. Heilveil earned his MS and PhD in Entomology from the University of Illinois.