Denise Ellsworth


Program Director, Honeybee and Native Pollinator Education
Ohio State Department of Entomology
(330) 263-3723

Denise 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, Denise supports and teaches beekeepers, farmers, gardeners and others across
the state through a variety of workshops, webinars, written materials and electronic
resources. In addition to chasing bees, Denise enjoys gardening, yoga, photography 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: Bee health and integrated pest management, Pollinator
identification, conservation and habitat enhancement, Plant and insect phenology

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