Bees, Wasps, and Ants

Ants, bees, and wasps are familiar insects with a bad reputation for their capacity to sting and bite us. Many of them are famous for living in groups. However, many do not exhibit either of these traits. Bees are absolutely essential to our lives as they pollinate most of our agricultural and garden crops. Many wasps are important in the control of many pest insects. Ants are farmers, shepherds, excavators, and raiders. Join us for a closer look at these remarkable insects as we try to shine a new light on these underappreciated animals.

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Online class participants will receive a Zoom link for the live class two hours before the class begins.

All online classes are recorded and participants receive a video replay that is available for two weeks after the date of the class.

20% TBG Member discount

Date: 06/18/2021

Time: 10 a.m. to noon

Price: $30

Class availability limitations: None


Jeff Babson

Jeff Babson

Jeff Babson is an all-around naturalist, with particular interest in birds, butterflies, moths, beetles and dragonflies.  Owner of Sky Island Tours, an environmental education and eco-tour company, Jeff has led birding tours for the Tucson Botanical Gardens, Pima County Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and several birding festivals in southern Arizona (Wings over Willcox, Southwest Wings, Tucson Birding and Nature Festival).  He lives in Vail with his wife and two children.