2012 Geneva Bee Conference

GBC mascotThe 2012 Geneva Bee Conference (GBC) is on March 24th in the Vandervoort Room in the Scandling Campus Center on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges located in Geneva, New York.  For information on how to get to the college, click on the ‘Directions’ link on the left.

The speakers for the 2012 GBC are Dr. Elizabeth Capaldi and Prof. Tom Seeley.

Date: Saturday, March 24th
Time: 9am-5pm
Place: The Vandervort Room in the Scandling Campus Center, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY
Parking: Medbery Parking Lot
Speakers: Dr. Elizabeth Capaldi and Prof. Tom Seeley
Cost: Free ($10 donation per person suggested)


EvansElizabeth Capaldi Evans is an Associate Professor of Biology and Animal Behavior at Bucknell University whose research interests include studies of the insect brain, of honeybee biology including harmonic radar, and native bee distributions in PA. Her latest book is Why Do Bees Buzz? Fascinating Answers to Questions About Bees.

– Dr. Evans’ talk, “Learning about Bee Learning,” will review bees as model animals for understanding general principles of learning and why this information is essential for beekeepers, as well as recent research about how environmental factors (global change, pesticides, and diseases) influence bee behavior and the future of beekeeping.

SeeleyTom Seeley is a Professor and Chairman in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University.   His current work focuses on swarm intelligence.  His latest book is Honeybee Democracy .

– Professor Seeley’s talk, “Honey bee in the wild , ” will describe how honey bees live in the wild, compare this to how they live as colonies managed by beekeepers, and will explore the consequences for the bees of these different ways of life.



Tentative Schedule:
9:00 – 10:00  Registration
10:00-12:30  Dr. Capaldi  (with a 15 minute break)
12:30 -1:30   Lunch (bring a dish to share or bring your own brown bag)
1:30-4:00      Prof. Seeley  (with a 15 minute break)
4:00-5:00      General QA

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