Join us for a tour of the Tufts University bee research field site. Rachael Bonoan, Kelsey Graham and Nick Dorian are Tufts students researching bees in the Boston area. They are excited to take us on a tour of their apiaries and introduce us to the research they are conducting, including investigations on honey bee nutrition and brood development, bumble bee population dynamics and how an invasive bee (the wool carder bee) affects foraging behavior of a native bumble bee.
We will meet right across from the Tufts University Steve Tisch Sports & Fitness Center (161 College Ave, Medford, MA) and then head over to the field site together. At the field site, we will get a chance to check out 14 different field bumble bee hives (for those who were able to come last year, there are a lot more bumbles this year!), 1 lab-reared bumble bee hive (if all goes well), and 7 observation honey bee hives. Call or text Rachael @ 401.440.8039 if you need to get in touch last-minute.