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What a Bee Knows :: March Club Meeting

  • March 26, 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Bristol Agricultural High School, 135 Center St, Dighton, Building 14
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This month's meeting will take place 7-9 pm on Tuesday, March. 26.

Bristol Agricultural High School, 135 Center St, Dighton, Building 14
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This event is free for members of Bristol County Beekeepers Association.

Non-members are welcome to join this event for a $10 fee 
or to
become a member for only $20/year.

** note: Seating for this event is limited, so please register now.
We have invited area clubs to join us for this wonderful opportunity so register for your seat today! **


Speaker: Dr. Stephen Buchmann, pollination ecologist, author.

Author of "What a Bee Knows: Exploring the Thoughts, Memories, and Personalities of Bees" 

(Order your book here. Dr. Buchmann will sign copies)

Dr. Buchmann specializes in buzz pollination and other native bee behaviors including nesting biology and mate selection. Recent research includethe chemical ecology of oil-producing flowers and their Centris bee pollinators, along with studying the brood cell microbiomes (bacteria, fungi) of solitary bees who need these microbial partners to remain healthy. Buchmann is an adjunct professor in the departments of Entomology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona in Tucson, and lives among the giant saguaro cacti in the Catalina Foothills. He’s authored ten books (including “The Forgotten Pollinators” and “The Reason for Flowers”) along with over 200 peer-reviewed scientific publications.  

Buchmann is a frequent guest on NPR programs including All Things Considered  and Science Friday. He enjoys the role of science advisor, a bee and plant wrangler, for the BBC, National Geographic, and indie natural history documentary film producers and joins field cinematography teams around the world.
He was Chief Scientist for the 2013 
Disneynature film “Wings of Life” narrated by Meryl Streep.

Buchmann’s recent books include“The Reason for Flowers” (Scribner, NYC) and his most recent non-fiction trade book title “What a Bee Knows” from Island Press (DC) published in March, 2023. He’s currently writing a new book about the world’s earliest insect pollinators, known only from fossils, and the rise of flowering plants in the Cretaceous. 


Here's an excerpt from the Amazon description of the book:

"Although their brains are incredibly small—just one million neurons compared to humans’ 100 billion—bees have remarkable abilities to navigate, learn, communicate, and remember. In What a Bee Knows, entomologist Stephen Buchmann explores a bee’s way of seeing the world and introduces the scientists who make the journey possible. We travel into the field and to the laboratories of noted bee biologists who have spent their careers digging into the questions most of us never thought to ask (for example: Do bees dream? And if so, why?). With each discovery, Buchmann’s insatiable curiosity and sense of wonder is infectious."

You can order your book here.

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