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University of Sussex open day looks into bee-haviour
3:00pm Monday 22nd July 2013 in News
There was a buzz in the air at an open day which delved into the habits of one of Britain’s most common and recognisable insects.
The Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects (LASI) at the University of Sussex opened its doors on Saturday to the general public to reveal some unknown facts about one of Britain’s most recognisable insects – bees.
Visitors were offered a chance to learn a little more about the research into honeybee health and wellbeing being carried out at the University of Sussex.
A wide range of demonstrations took place from 1pm to 5pm on topics including Queen bee rearing and testing for hygienic behaviour, bee biology and behaviour, using the waggle dance to see where honeybees are foraging and finishing with a beekeepers question time.
Professor Francis Ratnieks, director of LASI, said: “Bees are remarkable animals with a strong connection to human life and culture and I’m sure visitors to the open day will be inspired by the work we do here.”
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