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Virtual Beekeeping Lecture with Dr. Rachael Bonoan

January 5, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A photo of Dr. Rachael Banoan next to a bee colony. She is smiling.


Join us for a virtual beekeeping lecture with Dr. Rachael Bonoan to find out why honey bees like dirty water. Honey bees tend to forage for dirty water sources over clean ones. Since minerals are essential for many physiological functions, and are only found in nectar and pollen in trace amounts, Dr. Bonoan investigated how honey bees might supplement their floral diet with minerals from “dirty water” and what this means for honey bee nutrition throughout the year. In this talk, Dr. Bonoan will answer the question “Why do honey bees like dirty water?”, and share some tips on giving your bees a safe “dirty” water source.

Rachael is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Providence College in Providence, RI. She has been keeping bees for over seven years and received her PhD studying honey bee nutrition and behavior at Tufts University. As a native Rhode Islander, she is excited to study honey bee nutritional ecology in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Outside of research, Rachael teaches Pollination Ecology at Providence College, has given a TEDx talk on engaging children in science, and is a founding member and past-President of the Boston Area Beekeepers Association.

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Registration closes Jan 5th, 2022 at 6:00pm Central Time


January 5, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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