Basics of Beekeeping & Supporting Pollinators in Your Garden
Join David Hoekstra, PhD '16 and clinical assistant professor of biological sciences, who runs the UBBees research and outreach initiative, to discuss the basics of beekeeping, and/or supporting the bees by planting pollinator friendly plants at their houses. Learn about all the differences between a yellow jacket, honey bee, carpenter bee, bumble bee, and other kinds of bees.
About David Hoekstra
David Hoekstra graduated with a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University at Buffalo in 2016. Upon graduation, he worked in the Jacobs School of Medicine as an Educational Advisor and Coordinator for the CLIMB and IMSD Programs, which help provide training and support for graduate students. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at UB, where he is the Administrator for the Master of Arts Program, and teaches classes on Experimental Design and Tumor Immunology. David has been keeping honey bees as a hobby for 7 years, and co-founded the UB Bees Project that aims to increase UB’s sustainable footprint, collaborate on innovative research projects, and provide experiential learning opportunities for students and the WNY community.