Portage County beekeepers association


January 16th, 2022 Regular Meeting THIS IS A SUNDAY

Location: ZOOM Portage Soil and Water Office (6970 State Route 88, Ravenna, Ohio 44266)

Time: 2:00pm- 4 PM

Speaker: Denise Ellsworth

Topic: 1.) Using Native Plants to Attract Birds, Bees, Butterflies and Beneficials.

2.) Officer Nominations/ vote for- President - Treasurer - two, (2), Directors


Program Director, Pollinator Education

Ohio State Department of Entomology


(330) 263-3723

Denise directs pollinator education programming through the Ohio State University Department of Entomology a position she has held since 2012. In her Extension and outreach work, Denise supports and teaches beekeepers, farmers, gardeners and others across the state through a variety of workshops, webinars, written materials and electronic resources.

Before coming to Entomology, Denise served for 18 years as agriculture and natural resources county extension educator in the Akron/Canton area with a focus on horticulture, integrated pest management and environmental education.

In addition to chasing bees, Denise enjoys gardening, cycling and hiking the towpath trail along the Tuscarawas river with her husband and dogs.



Master of Science: The Ohio State University, School of Natural Resources Columbus, Ohio. Emphasis in Environmental Education (1994)

Bachelor of Science: The Ohio State University, Department of Plant Pathology, Columbus, Ohio. Minors in Art History and Italian (1992)


Former garden writer, Akron Beacon Journal

Educator in many areas of entomology and horticulture, including plant pests, integrated pest management, plant identification, and botany.

AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Wild bee biology, identification, conservation and habitat enhancement; plant and insect phenology, native and non-native plants for pollinators