University of Maine Cooperative Extension Oxford County will host a workshop on native bees Feb. 13, from 1–2 p.m., at 9 Olson Road, South Paris. UMaine Ph.D. candidate Kalyn Bickerman-Martens will discuss Maine’s native bees, bumble bee species and threats, and the Maine Bumble Bee Atlas, a citizen science project. In her research, Bickerman-Martens studies the health of Maine’s bumble bees and wild blueberry pollination. The program is free; preregistration is required. Register online by Feb 11. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207.743.6329; firstname.lastname@example.org. University of Maine Cooperative Extension: As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine's land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.