Nick Haddad: The Last Butterflies @ Science Museum of Minnesota
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Light refreshments, hosted bar, and lecture by scientist Nick Haddad on research and findings for his new book, The Last Butterflies.

Thomas Seeley: “The Bee Colony as a Honey Factory” @ Humboldt County Ag Center
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

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 The fee is $125 paid in advance. Go to the HCBA website,, for additional information.

Bee expert to visit Humboldt County

David Blanchflower seminar at Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis @ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Sep 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Research Seminars at the Minneapolis Fed are technical economic discussions targeted for the PhD level. To request attendance, please call 612-204-6455 at least 24 hours in advance.

If you call without 24-hour advance notification or show up as a walk-in, you will not be able to attend the workshop/seminar.

Listed below in chronological order is Research’s Applied Theory Workshop and Bag Lunch Seminar schedule. Workshops and seminars are held in the Research conference room. Unless otherwise indicated, workshops/seminars will begin at 12:00 noon.