Dr. Leonard Foster, associate professor with the department of biochemistry and molecular biology at UBC, will talk about genomics and various interesting aspects of bee biology.
Bees epitomize hard work and if it weren’t for bees we would have a very bland diet indeed.
Bees have been domesticated for thousands of years and humans have collected honey from them for even longer. But bees’ importance to us goes far beyond honey: They pollinate a huge variety of crops.
On top of their importance to agriculture though, bees are just fascinating creatures. In his presentation, Foster will talk about some of the most interesting aspects of bee biology, what threats bees are currently facing and how his research is trying to improve bee health.
The talk is on April 8 at the Vernon campus of Okanagan College.
For more information and registration visit www.genomebc.ca/vernon.