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    Default Any academic entomologists on the forum?

    Are there any academic / lab entomologists on the forum doing research on bees? I'm a professor (computer science, not bee science), and I study complex systems, so I'd love to get a conversation going with someone about the active research in this space. Anything would be great, but especially on topics on the behavioral side.

    Thanks,
    Jen

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    Default Re: Any academic entomologists on the forum?

    randy oliver phd has a lot of his work published on scientificbeekeeping.com. he has focused mostly on diseases and pests, but has a lot of references that might get you started in the behavioral direction.
    journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

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    Default Re: Any academic entomologists on the forum?

    He's not on the forum, but you should consider reading Tom Seeley's "Honeybee Democracy". Tom is one of the foremost researchers on bee behavior.
    http://www.nbb.cornell.edu/seeley.shtml

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    Default Re: Any academic entomologists on the forum?

    You'll find some knowledgeable professionals and academics, including Randy Oliver, at BEE-L.
    Dan www.boogerhillbee.com
    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards

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    Default Re: Any academic entomologists on the forum?

    The academic types don't usually last too long on Beesource. Beesource is more of a "this works for me" and "academics are all owned by the chemical companies" type place. Don't get me wrong, I like Beesource better for day to day discussions. Bee-L is where you want to go for scientific discussions, but it is moderated heavily.

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    Default Re: Any academic entomologists on the forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by squarepeg View Post
    randy oliver phd
    Randy Oliver is a pretty sharp cookie...but I don't think he has a PhD.
    Dan www.boogerhillbee.com
    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards

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    Default Re: Any academic entomologists on the forum?

    Honeydog:

    How about that recent study showing how foragers will take care of brood?

    It was described as a model for reversing brain aging.

    Did you get a chance to look at it?

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0703172547.htm
    Last edited by WLC; 08-01-2012 at 03:14 PM.

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    Default Re: Any academic entomologists on the forum?

    dan, you are correct, looks like a master's degrees instead. i thought i had seen him referred to as "dr. oliver".
    journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

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    Default Re: Any academic entomologists on the forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by squarepeg View Post
    looks like a master's degrees instead.
    He's smarter than a lot of PhD's I've known...and to my way of thinking that's more important than the credentials.
    Dan www.boogerhillbee.com
    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards

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    Default Re: Any academic entomologists on the forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by beemandan View Post
    He's smarter than a lot of PhD's I've known...and to my way of thinking that's more important than the credentials.
    agreed. plus he's out there in the trenches getting his hands stung with the rest of us.
    journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

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