LCCC Presents Lecture on Honey Bees


LCCC's Honors Council will host a guest lecture by Dr. Brenna Travers, titled, "What's All the Buzz About?," on Monday, April 9, at 2:20 p.m. The event will be held in the Community Services Center at the college’s main campus in Schnecksville, Pa.

Dr. Travers’ presentation will cover some basic biology about honey bees, our interactions with them, their importance and our concern for their declining populations. She will discuss how humans over time have developed a vital relationship with the organisms, why we should care about them, and which major factors are thought to be involved in their declining populations, as well as some fun bee facts.

Dr. Travers received her Ph.D. in entomology from Virginia Tech in 2011 and currently is assistant professor of biology at Penn State Schuylkill, where she teaches various molecular and genetics courses. She continues to focus on how pathogens, specifically Nosema ceranae, are impacting honey bee colonies. Dr. Travers has given over 40 presentations at both scientific meetings and at extension events, co-authored and published numerous articles, in addition to working closely with undergraduates on research projects and being chapter advisor of the national biological honor society, Beta Beta Beta.

Co-sponsored by LCCC’s Student Government Association, this event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Professor Christine Bowditch at or 610-799-1755 or Gene Eden at or 610-799-1146.