Gettin' buzzed with honey bees

Back in June, I attended the National Communicating Science Conference (#ComSciCon) in Cambridge, MA and one of the many awesome people I met was Sadie Witkowski! Sadie is the host of a podcast, PhDrinking, where she interviews a scientist about their research over a drink. I had the pleasure of being one of Sadie’s interview-ees […]

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My recent stint in the lab

This past summer, I raised honey bees on different diets on the Tufts Vet School campus in Grafton, MA. I am interested in how those different diets may, or may not, have affected the community composition of the honey bee gut microbiome. The honey bee gut is full of bacteria that may be beneficial to […]

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Balance is key

Recently, Harmen P. Hendriksma and Sharoni Shafir of the Bee Research Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel published a paper entitled “Honey bee foragers balance colony nutritional deficiencies.” Anyone who knows me or my research might know that I have been waiting (slightly impatiently) for this full paper to become available. Finally, […]

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