Mark your calendars for a fine summer day with VBA in Bennington. The VBA Summer meeting will be held July 12, 2014 at the Grace Christian School. We are very excited to have researcher and author Tom Seeley as our guest speaker. Tom will be discussing "Honey Bees in the Wild" and "Swarm Intelligence in Honey Bees".
While winter is winding down, why not read one of Tom's books to get you thinking? Honeybee Democracy is available free from the VBA library by visiting here: http://www.vermontbeekeepers.org/members-only/library
Dr. Seeley received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Dartmouth College. He received his PhD in 1978 from Harvard University, where he studied with Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson. He held a postdoctoral fellowship in the Society of Fellows at Harvard until 1980, when he accepted a faculty position at Yale University. He remained there until 1986, when he joined the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University.
In recognition of his scientific work, he has received the Alexander von Humboldt Distinguished U.S. Scientist Prize, been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, received a Gold Medal Book Award from Apimondia for The Wisdom of the Hive, and been elected a Fellow of both the Animal Behavior Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His most enduring honor, though, is to have had a species of bee named after him: Neocorynurella seeleyi
Learn more about Dr. Seeley here: http://www.nbb.cornell.edu/seeley.shtml