Nature & Environmental Photographers (TexNEP) welcomes
Dr. Pamela Gregory who will be sharing her program “The
Behavior of Honey Bees.” Her program will amaze
you with the complexity of behaviors exhibited by this
complex social insect. Learn about honey bee foraging,
defensive and mating behaviors.
G. Gregory is a retired biologist from the USDA-ARS Honey
Bee Research Unit in Weslaco, Texas, where she conducted
physiological research on honey bees emphasizing bee diets.
She revealed that feeding honey bees high fructose corn
syrup significantly reduced the bees’ longevity.
Dr. Gregory has also worked with the USDA-ARS Honey Bee
Laboratory in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and developed a method
of genotyping honey bees using wing clippings. Using this
nondestructive genotyping method of queens and their offspring,
she was able to demonstrate queens can be re-inseminated
after months of laying eggs and produce offspring from
the re-insemination procedure.
Gregory has an extensive academic and research background,
beginning with undergraduate study of the biological control
of mosquitos. Pamela has traveled from Florida to New
Mexico and Thailand to Texas studying, researching, and
teaching her love of biology, genetics and entomology.
public is invited to attend the meeting, which takes place
at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 19th. Meetings are
held at the new headquarters of the McAllen Public Library,
4001 North 23rd Street (Nolana and 23rd).
is no admission charge to attend meetings and participants
are encouraged to bring up to five photos to show and
share at the meeting. Images that can be shown on a digital
projector are preferred, but prints are also welcome.
TexNEP February field trip details will be given at the
more information about TexNEP meetings, visit the organization's
website (texnep.org); Facebook “Texas Nature and
Environmental Photographers” or contact Greg Storms,
TexNEP's Program Chairman, by email at email@example.com.