Speaker: Olav Rueppell
Join us in October when our guest speaker will be Dr. Olav Rueppell. Dr. Rueppell was the Florence Schaeffer Distinguished Professor of Science at UNC-Greensboro for 17 years before recently moving to the University of Alberta where he studies honey bee biology, health, and related topics. Dr. Rueppell will present to us on “The Honey Bee Ovary: The obvious and the obscure”. The honey bee ovary is essential for understanding honey bees. It serves not only for egg laying, but also as a coordinator of behavior and life history, and it is the hub for vertical virus transmission in the colony. I will present different studies from my group that all revolve around this central organ to elucidate its versatility and illuminate a bit of honey bee biology and health.