I was featured on Faces of Fieldwork, a campaign to put a human face on scientific fieldwork. Being a scientist doesn’t mean you have to work in a lab. If you’re a field scientist, I encourage you to share your story with Faces of Fieldwork–let’s change the image of “scientist” from people in lab coats […]
As the holidays draw near (where did the time go?), I am here to share reviews of some bee-themed kid’s books in my collection. A book (especially one about bees) is always a great gift! Show Me the Honey, Author: Tish Rabe, Illustrator: Christopher Moroney What is it about? Nick and Sally are out of […]
I wrote a guest blog post for Dispatches from the Field, an amazing blog about life and science in the field! Check out my post here.
This semester, I am a teaching assistant for Tufts University’sExperiments in Ecology (a.k.a. BIO 51). BIO 51 is a team taught class where undergraduate students learn about three different study systems, and design their own experiments. This semester’s study systems are honey bees, snails, and tea. The honey bee unit is led by my adviser […]
As some of you may have seen on Facebook, the Starks Lab “bee huts” got a serious facelift this summer. During the first week of the Tufts University Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program, we were landscapers, painters, and carpenters—and it was a blast! Although I am a field biologist, I can honestly say that […]
To investigate honey bee mineral preferences, I put out artificial feeders (the upside-down tubes in the video) with different mineral solutions to create a “tasting table” for the honey bees. Once trained to feed from the tasting table (see last week’s How to Train Your Honey Bees), the bees forage at the table, and drink […]