The next monthly meeting of the Australian Native Bee Association will be held on for Sunday 5th July, at 1-2 pm AEST. Dr James Hereward from the University of Queensland talks on ‘Genomics of stingless bees’. He will give an overview of genetics and describe how he uses DNA technology to answer questions such as the nature of fighting swarms, hybridisation between species, and the number of species of stingless bees in Australia, including recent evidence for a new species of Tetragonula. He will conclude with his work on a stingless bee genetic test, and outline how we can use DNA for bee identification, pollen detection, and understanding the microbial associations (beneficial and disease related bacteria, fungi and yeasts) of bees, honey, and pollen stores. You can attend this event in person or online.
To attend in person (members of ANBA only): The event will be held at the usual venue of the Brisbane Branch at The Hut, Chapel Hill. Due to Social distances requirements, only 14 attendees permitted. Please register here, https://australiannativebee.org.au/event-3890778.
To attend online meeting: Simply go to the ANBA Facebook page at the date and time and you will see the Live event, https://www.facebook.com/Australian.Native.Bee.Association. The event will be recorded to watch later. Our Live events are interactive, you can ask questions by typing them on the post during the live stream. All welcome, but please show your supporting by joining our association, https://australiannativebee.org.au/.
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