2020 Fall


Bees of Maine: Biology and Conservation Status

Instructor: Frank Drummond

Thursday • 10/22/20 • 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Class size 5-24 students
24 seats remaining
Location: Zoom

Bees are under threat of extinction throughout the world. Are the bees experiencing similar declines in Maine? This question will be discussed and how citizens, businesses and governments can make a difference.Classroom

Dr. Francis “Frank” Drummond is widely recognized as the personification of the University of Maine’s land-grant mission.

Frank, a professor in the university’s School of Biology and Ecology and a faculty member with Cooperative Extension, is a gifted teacher and an internationally respected scholar.

Frank says his current research is focused on four topics, all of significant relevance to Maine’s economy: the ecology and population genetics of wild blueberry plants; factors that affect plant pollination; blueberry plant production; and the ecological and physiological effects that herbivores have on fruit production.