After a month off this summer, Unlocking Landscapes is back and this time it's outside, with a guest!
In August I met up with Dr. Beth Nicholls at Bedelands Local Nature Reserve in West Sussex. Beth is a researcher on the subject of pollinating insects, with a key focus on bees. She works at the University of Sussex.
We talk about:
- what inspired Beth to become a "bee doctor"
- the hairiness of bees (but not wasps)
- educating people about the importance of all pollinators
- issues around honeybees (and Asian hornets) in the UK
- why wasps are important, how bee-washing is employed by the corporate world
- and the need to change how pesticides are used in the UK
Thanks for tuning in and I hope you enjoy the episode.
Beth on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BethBees
Beth's research at the University of Sussex (SE England): https://www.sussex.ac.uk/research/labs/nicholls-lab/research