Thu, May 19|
Bees under a scanning electron microscope!
Time & Location
May 19, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
About the Event
How can you tell a mason bee from a honeybee, or a bumble bee from a digger bee? We know bees are important for pollination, but how have different bees specialized different parts of their bodies to do that job? How can we learn about the flowers they have been visiting? What about those bees that don’t collect pollen at all? Did you know some bees use their jaws as excavators, as leaf trimmers, and as combs? Have you seen the hooks on the hind wing of a bee where they hook into the front wing, so they flap together? Join us to take a REALLY close look at a few of BC’s 500 bee species! This is the third talk in the IMERSS series using microscopy in real time, partnering with the Native Bee Society of BC.
Join us on Zoom with this link: uvic.zoom.us/j/89476577165