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Native Pollinators with Dr. Kimberly Stoner

November 15, 2022 6:30 PM

Native Pollinators

with Dr. Kimberly Stoner

Dr. Kimberly Stoner, Associate Agricultural Scientist, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, shares fascinating facts about the native bees in our backyard, and the many benefits they bring.

Dr. Kimberly Stoner smiling outdoors
Dr. Kimberly Stoner

Speaker Details:

Dr. Kimberly Stoner

Department of Entomology

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

B.S. in Zoology, Duke University 1979

Ph.D. in Entomology, Cornell University 1987

Dr. Stoner has expertise in developing alternatives to insecticides for managing vegetable insects, working with organic farmers and land care professionals on pest management, and studying the exposure of pollinators to pesticides in pollen and nectar.

Dr. Stoner’s research focuses on several aspects of bees and pollination:

  1. Exposure of bees to pesticides in pollen and nectar, in collaboration with Dr. Brian Eitzer of the Analytical Chemistry Department

  2. Attractiveness of ornamental plants to honey bees and native bees

  3. Pollinator habitat on Connecticut farms and practices to create or improve habitat

  4. Pollination of pumpkins and winter squash

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