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The Bee Craft Research Lectures, in collaboration with the CABK
February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
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A brief report of these Bee Craft Research Lectures originally planned for the 2020 NHS, and hosted jointly by Bee Craft and the CABK, can be found at: https://www.cabk.org.uk/2021/03/11/the-bee-craft-lectures-2021/
Ayla Paul, University of Reading
Geographic Origin and Authenticity of UK Honey Samples
Ayla is now completing her PhD thesis and will speak about her research on the origin and authenticity of UK honey samples. She will give insights of the various methods – mass spectrometry, trace element (geology) analysis and pollen analysis – that she uses to develop an “Isoscape” for the UK. Is it possible to determine the geographic origins?
Hamish Symington, University of Cambridge
Flower Power – The Science of Pollination
Hamish is a final-year PhD student in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge. In this talk he will explore how pollination works, how much of our food relies on insects, and how his and others’ research aims to make flowers more efficient at being pollinated, thus helping to feed the projected 2050 global population of 10 billion people.