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BeeHIVE Cluster: The Wonder of the Honey Bee
September 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
7:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Reception – light refreshments & honey tasting
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM: Lecture – followed by Q&A
Pan American Silver Lecture Theatre
Room 1012, Earth Sciences Building
2207 Main Mall, UBC
Speaker: Julia Common, Hives for Humanity Co-founder and Chief Beekeeper
Julia Common holds a MSc degree in Agriculture, is a Bee Master, and is an instructor certified by the BC Honey Producers’ Association. As ChiefBeekeeper, Julia oversees all Hives for Humanity bee hives throughout Metro Vancouver, and mentors the community in beekeeping.
Julia Common will talk about her journey of connecting people with bees. As the co-founder and chief beekeeper of Hives for Humanity, Julia gets people excited about bees, what they do for us, and the honey they make in urban hives. Curiosity about what was in her made-in-Vancouver honey connected Julia with UBC geochemists. The partnership between Hives for Humanity and UBC went beyond anyone’s expectations, leading to the creation of UBC’s BeeHIVE research excellence cluster. All this came about because of the humble honey bee.