- Author: Kathy Keatley Garvey
Spivak will speak on "Helping Bees Stand on Their Own Six Feet." The symposium, set for m 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., will take place in the UC Davis Conference Center on Alumni Drive.
“This educational program is designed for beekeepers of all experience levels, including gardeners, farmers and anyone interested in the world of pollination and bees,” said Amina Harris, executive director of the Honey and Pollination Center. “In addition to our speakers, there will be an active ‘Buzz Way' featuring graduate student research posters, the latest in beekeeping equipment, books, honey, plants and much more.”
Among the speakers will be UC Davis honey bee scientists Brian Johnson and Elina Lastro Niño and UC Davis native-bee scientist Neal Williams, all of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology; and bee molecular scientist Amy Toth of the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University, Ames Iowa. Also planned is a tour of the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven led by manager Christine Casey.
While at UC Davis, Toth will speak on "Molecular Evolution in Insect Societies: Insights from Genomics of Primitively Social Paper Wasps” at a seminar on May 13 in 122 Briggs Hall. This is part of the Wednesday noon-hour seminars sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology.
General admission is $75 and student admission is now $15 as of Feb. 2 (previously was $25). Both include a continental breakfast, lunch and post-event reception. For registration, access this page. The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is providing financial support.
Further details on the event will be announced later.
The Honey and Pollinator Center is located in the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science at 392 Old Davis Road. Both the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility and the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a half-acre bee friendly garden primarily sponsored by funds from Häagen-Dazs, are on Bee Biology Road, west of the central campus.