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June 24, 2018

For National Pollinator Week, I shared a pollinator photo, accompanied with a pollinator fact, on social media each day. In case you're not on Instagram or Twitter, here are my photos with their fact. I hope you learn something new!

Day 1

Day 1 of #Nat...

December 20, 2017

 "The hive was like Grand Central Station at rush hour. Commuters moving in every direction, purposeful, industrious, and functioning in organized chaos."

Such an eloquent and accurate description of a honey bee hive on a warm summer day. 

As 2017...

November 13, 2016

A couple weeks ago, I wrote a research update for the Tufts Graduate Admissions blog (lots of guest blogging lately!). You can read that update here

And update to the update: I just got the pollen data back from Jonah Ventures this week! I have lots...

August 31, 2016

While I was in Exeter, UK for the International Society for Behavioral Ecology (ISBE), I got a message from my two interns: the bees looked sick. In five of our eight observation hives, some of the worker bees had white dots stuck to their back. Even...

July 19, 2016

My interns (James and Joanna) and I recently installed pollen traps on our observation hive at Tufts University. We installed the pollen traps to control which amino acids our bees eat. Since pollen is basically the bees’ only source of amino acids (...

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