Professor Danforth with a collection of solitary bees in a case

The diversity of bees is staggering


The Extraordinary Diversity of Solitary Bees

  • Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Solitary bees and their brood parasites comprise more than 90% of bee species. Though many are familiar with the lives of social bees (such as honey bees and bumblebees), the biology of solitary bees is poorly known. Bryan Danforth will cover aspects of solitary bees’ nesting biology, mating behavior, host-plant preferences, as well as the life history and biology of the brood parasitic bees in his talk.

Bryan Danforth received his BS in Zoology from Duke University and his MS and PhD degrees in Entomology from the University of Kansas. After post-docs at the Smithsonian Institution and Cornell University, he landed as a professor in the Department of Entomology at Cornell. His work focuses on the phylogeny, evolution and biology of bees and he’s published more than 130 papers and two books on bees, most recently is “The Solitary Bees: Biology, Evolution, Conservation”, available from Princeton University Press. 

**This event is full, however if you want to join remotely contact Marissa Nolan at about registering.**


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Marissa Nolan
Horticulture Team Lead
607-272-2292 x194


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Last updated December 4, 2023