SANIBEL, Fla. (February 8, 2021) – The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) weekly Virtual Speaker Series presented by LCEC continues on Monday, February 15 with “Speaker for the Bees: Understanding and Protecting Wild and Managed Bees” by Mary Bammer, Instructional Designer for UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab.

Gain the knowledge and appreciation necessary to become a ‘Speaker for the Bees’, or ‘one who advocates on the bees’ behalf. In this presentation you will be introduced to why bees are so important, the types of bees found in Florida, and simple steps you can take to support local bee populations.

Virtual Speaker Series programs begin at 4:00pm and are approximately one hour in length. The talks will be presented using Zoom and are limited to 100 participants so advanced registration is required. Admission per device is $10 plus applicable taxes and fees. To register, please visit or CROW’s Facebook page under the “Events” tab.

CROW’s 2021 Virtual Speaker Series presented by LCEC features weekly programs, offered January through April, hosting professionals from across Southwest Florida who engage, educate and entertain participants with information about local conservation initiatives. For a full schedule of presentations and topics in the series, please visit

About the Speaker:

Mary Bammer develops and manages the HBREL’s online Extension courses, including the UF/IFAS Master Beekeeper Program. She was formerly the lab’s Extension coordinator and recently graduated from the University of Florida with a Master’s in Extension education. Bammer works to bring top-notch honey bee education to beekeepers across Florida and around the world through targeted and effective distance education courses.