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Bristol County Beekeepers Association speaker event

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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 includes the 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. 

 Seating is limited and registration is required.


March 26
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bristol County Agricultural High School
135 Center St.
Dighton, MA 02715 United States
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