Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 9
Studio One, 365 45th St, Oakland, at 7:00 p.m.
Africanized Bees in Northern California with Dr. Brian Johnson
Africanized honey bees (Apis mellifera) arrived in the western hemisphere in the 1950s and quickly spread north, reaching California in the 1990s. The arrival of these bees and their potentially replacement of European bees is of great concern. Dr. Brian Johnson will be discussing his recently published paper on a study of Africanized honey bees in the Bay Area and Northern California. Dr. Johnson holds a PhD in Behavioral Biology from Cornell University and a BS in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution from UC San Diego. He is currently a faculty member in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at University of California, Davis.