Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.

Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Monday, January 24, 2022
3:00 – 4:30 pm CST


Presented by:
Denise Ellsworth

Agenda Highlights:
Pollinator biology and identification
What pollinators need from plants: nectar, pollen and more
Natural networks: it’s more than just pollinators
Keys to successful pollinator habitat
Flower seasonality, diversity and abundance
About native plants, including cultivars
Some key plants for pollinators
Attract pollinators no matter the garden style
Pesticides, bee hotels and other challenges
Maintaining habitat through the year and over time


Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

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Professional Engineers:
1.5 PDHs

1.5 CE Hours (non-HSW)

AIA:    (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
1.5 LU| Elective

Landscape Architects:
1.5 HSW CE Hours (not approved in FL)

LA CES:    (LA CES credits only available for attending live Webinar)
1.5 HSW CE Hours

Certified Planners:

International Code Council:
.15 CEUs (Sitework)


Continuing Education Credit Information
See each course listing for the type and amount of each continuing education credit available. Individual courses for engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for land surveyor courses in NJ, MO, TN or NY unless expressly stated. The Florida DBPR Board of Landscape Architecture generally accepts courses approved by the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES). Landscape architects licensed in Florida are encouraged to review The 2021 Florida Statutes, 481.313(4) to determine course eligibility.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
International Code Council (No. 1232)
Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059),
Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), and North Carolina (No. S-0130).

Course-by-Course Providers:
Association of State Floodplain Managers
International Society of Arboriculture
Society of American Foresters

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers, architects, and landscape architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2), and §79-1.5(i)(2)). Only AIA HSW-approved courses qualify for New York engineer and architect credit.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Denise R. Ellsworth

Program Director, Pollinator Education with the Department of Entomology/Extension at The Ohio State University
Ms. Ellsworth directs the honey bee and native pollinator education program through The Ohio State University Department of Entomology on the Wooster campus. In this outreach position, she supports and teaches beekeepers, farmers, gardeners and others across the state through a variety of workshops, webinars, written materials and electronic resources. Ms. Ellsworth has bachelor of science and master of science degrees from The Ohio State University. Her areas of emphasis are in bee health, integrated pest management, pollinator identification, conservation and habitat enhancement, plant and insect phenology, adult education and citizen science.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: How to Think Like a Bee: Creating Pollinator Habitat

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the importance of native bees, the distinctions between native and non-native bee species, bee biology and life cycle, creating and maintaining bee habitat, vegetation for bees, and planting and landscape management without pesticides.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the environmental and human importance of native bees and how they differ from non-native bees.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss how bees live their lives and how that affects the successful creation of habitat for them.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to create and manage successful pollinator habitat by selecting and planting vegetation that is beneficial for bees, flies, and butterflies.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to apply successful planting and landscape management strategies that can transform “messy” or, more accurately, natural landscapes into attractive ones, while avoiding the use of pesticides.

LUs: 1.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with landscape techniques and concern for the plight of pollinators and the human impact of failure

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 02/18/2024

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.