Evolution of Plants and Insects
Discusses how flowering plants and insects evolved together and the modifications they have made; the plants to ensure cross pollination and attract insects; the insects to collect pollen. Includes a variety of interesting relationships between different insects and plants – figs and wasps, moths and yuccas, moths and orchids, figs and hellebores, even midges and their effect on chocolate, the Brazil nut, the Euglossa bee and the Agouti!. Structure of bees and the pollen collecting apparatus. Shows pollination. Discusses why are bees such good pollinators.
- Type of Event: Online (Webinar)
Pam HunterChair of the BBKA Examinations Board
Pam has been keeping bees for over 25 years and is a Master Beekeepers. She is also a member of BIBBA and the Central Association of Bee-Keepers.
Pam’s background is in biological sciences. She was employed in microbiological research in the pharmaceutical industry for 30 years before becoming a freelance consultant and writer.
Until recently Pam was Chair of the BBKA Examinations Board and is currently Manager of Research, Technical and Environmental matters.
Pam is particularly interested in scientific aspects of bees and their interaction with the environment and plants. Also the neglected area of historical aspects of bees, the environment and beekeeping. Gives talks on these topics around the country.