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Creative Mornings: Dr. Marla Spivak

Date May 29 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Cost Free

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Dr. Marla Spivak is an American entomologist, and Distinguished McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota specializing in apiculture and social insects. She and Gary Reuter bred a line of honey bees, the Minnesota Hygienic line, and are now initiating a new breeding program to select bees that can defend themselves against diseases and parasitic mites. Other current research includes studies of the benefits of plant resins (propolis) to honey bees and the effects of agricultural landscapes and pesticides on bee health.

Marla’s interest in bees began when she worked for a commercial beekeeper in New Mexico in 1975. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 1989 on the identification and ecology of Africanized and European honey bees in Costa Rica. She was a post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Insect Science at the University of Arizona before coming to the University of Minnesota in 1993.



Virtual Event May’s event will be virtual. Register as usual, and we will email all attendees with details about how to join the virtual event on Friday morning. Please download & install Zoom before the event – don’t worry, it’s free.

What will this event be like? CreativeMornings is all about community and inspiration. Our virtual event will start at 8:30am with coffee time and opportunities to connect with our creative community. Our speaker will give a talk and we’ll follow with Q&A. We’re into (virtual) high-fives and connecting with each other.

This Month’s Theme: Nature This month’s theme is Nature, chosen by our Salt Lake City chapter, illustrated by David Habben, and presented by our global partner WordPress.com.

Questions? Please let us know if you have other questions about the event: Minneapolis [at] creativemornings.com

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May 29
8:30 am - 10:00 am
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