Thomas Seeley: “The Bee Colony as a Honey Factory”

When:
August 24, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
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Where:
Humboldt County Ag Center
5630 S. Broadway
Eureka
CA 955030USA
Cost:
Suggested donation is $5

The Humboldt County Beekeepers Association is hosting a visit by renowned honeybee ethologist Dr. Thomas D. Seeley on Aug. 24 and 25.

Seeley — a Horace White professor of biology at Cornell University — has published many books describing honeybee life based on his decades of scientific field research on swarm intelligence with the honeybee as the research animal. His books include “Honeybee Ecology” (1985), “The Wisdom of the Hive” (1995), “Honeybee Democracy” (2010) and “Following the Wild Bees: The Craft and Science of Bee Hunting” (2016). His latest book, published in May, is “The Lives of Bees.”

Seeley researches the how and why honeybees conduct their lives. He will be traveling from New York, making this a rare opportunity for bee enthusiasts to meet Seeley in person and participate with him in fieldwork.

His main presentation is set for Aug. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Humboldt County Ag Center, 5630 S. Broadway, Eureka. Seeley will present “The Bee Colony as a Honey Factory” from 10 to 11 a.m., after which he will speak briefly about hunting wild bees. Light refreshments will be provided. The suggested donation is $5.

The Humboldt County Beekeepers Association also invites bee enthusiasts to an all-day wild bee hunt led by Seeley on Aug. 25, with the location to be determined. This event is limited to the first 20 participants to sign up. To reserve a space, send an email with “Dr. Seeley Bee Hunt Reservation” in the subject line to Humboldtbeekeepers@gmail.com. The fee is $125 paid in advance. Go to the HCBA website, humboldtbeekeepers.org, for additional information.

Bee expert to visit Humboldt County