Inverness Lecture: Buzz Pollination


Smithton Free Church, Inverness


Dr Mario Vallejo-Marin, University of Stirling


Tuesday, 12 February, 2019 - 19:30 - 20:30

Buzz pollination is a type of pollination in which bees use high frequency vibrations to extract pollen from flowers. Buzz pollination has been known for more than a century, yet we still know relatively little about it. In this lecture, Dr Vallejo-Marin will present recent work from his lab addressing basic questions on buzz pollination including: How do you build a buzz-pollinated flower? Can bees learn to buzz pollinate? Do all bees produce similar types of vibrations? How does neonicotinoid exposure affect buzz pollination? And, ultimately, why does buzz pollination evolve?

This lecture is held jointly with the Inverness Botany Group at Smithton Free Church, 1 Murray Road, Smithton IV2 7YU. The start time is 7.30pm. Meetings are free to members and there is a small charge of £2.00 for non-members.


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