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Learn about natural history of honeybees
Researcher to discuss conservation at Jan. 17 event

Jordan Twombly Ellis conducts research on honeybees through a National Science Foundation program this past summer. (Courtesy/NHI)

Jordan Twombly Ellis conducts research on honeybees through a National Science Foundation program this past summer. (Courtesy/NHI)

The Natural History Institute welcomes Jordan Twombly Ellis to open the 2019 Speaker Series on the subject “Honey Bee Natural History and Conservation” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Natural History Institute, 126 N. Marina St. in Prescott.

Few know the fascinating story behind colony decline disorder, the present-day disheartening plight of the honeybee. This is a story of how the natural history of a creature collides with the pressures of conventional agriculture.

Twombly Ellis presents two facets of this story from her research on the Greek Island of Lesbos and at Cornell University in the context of the sociality of Apis mellifera, the honeybee.

Her previous presentation in 2018 was on “Ladybugs and Big Data: Tracking Harmonia axyridis in Space and Time.”

For more information, call NHI at 928-863-3232.

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