Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Leading Researcher to Speak on Honeybee Stress and Colony Collapse Disorder

Leading Researcher to Speak on Honeybee Stress and Colony Collapse Disorder

On Thursday, November 12, 2015, Dr. Clint Perry from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London will present a talk on his research into Honeybees at a meeting of the Franklin County Beekeepers Association.  His research has included studies into how bee stress relates to colony collapse disorder. This includes chronic forager deaths and how this can send the colony down the road to catastrophic results.  The meeting will be at 7:00 PM, November 12th at the Franklin County Ag Heritage Center which is located at 185 Franklin Farm Lane in Chambersburg.  The meeting is open to the public.   You do not have to be a member of the association and there is no cost to attend. Directions are available at:  The workshop is handicap accessible.  If you need specific accommodations, please contact Penn State Extension in advance at 717-263-9226. 

Dr Perry’s other research delved into the bee brain to determine how it assesses risk.  Dr. Perry is currently involved in setting up another research project in Australia.

Dr. Perry earned his PhD in Neurophysiology from University of Colorado. He is currently a Marie Currie Fellow at Queen Mary University of London.  This is a great opportunity to listen to one of the leading researchers into colony collapse disorder and see what research is being done to help our bees.

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