Claire Campion

Claire Campion is an undergraduate researcher in the Bowsher lab at North Dakota State University. Her expertise is Apis mellifera, honeybees! Like any honeybee researcher, Claire has had to try and capture escaped honeybees, while also running away in fear of being stung. Learning more about the colonies over the last year has helped Claire…

Banani Mondal

Banani Mondal is a PhD Candidate in bee metabolomics and lipidomics at the University of Wyoming. Banani is currently working on extracting bee sample metabolites in suitable solvents and doing analysis using the current GC-MS instrument in the lab. These samples will then be used for analysis on a new, high-resolution GC-MS instrument and results…

Upcoming Poster Talk by Julia Bowsher

Entomological Society of America St. Louis, Missouri The influence of nest cavity temperature on fitness and diapause incidence in the solitary bee Megachile rotundata Tuesday, November 19, 2019 America’s Center – Room 274 Temperature has non-linear effects on insect performance and can influence survival, body size, diapause incidence. Larvae of the solitary bee, Megachile rotundata,…

Upcoming Poster Session by Rikki Walter

Entomological Society of America St. Louis, Missouri Effects of caste on Critical PO2 and flight metabolic rate in the bumble bee, Bombus impatiens Poster #: D3102 Monday, November 18th, 9:00am-6:30pm America’s Center- Exhibit Hall 1 & 2 Bombus impatiens are a social bumble bee species used in commercial pollination. Bumble bee queens overwinter underground. Underground…