NCES Annual Meeting and Banquet: October 25, 2018
Photos from 2017 annual meeting.
This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda, Clemson University’s Extension apiculture specialist. In South Carolina alone, pollinated crops are valued at more than $25 million and Dr. Tsuruda provides extension services to South Carolina’s 3,500 beekeepers as well as managing her own hives. In addition to extension, Dr. Tsuruda is identifying genes that that make some honey bees better groomers than others, in hopes that beekeepers will use this information to breed bees with improved mite resistance and lower disease loads. At the banquet, Dr. Tsuruda will speak about protecting bees from pesticide exposure in the current climate when the attitude about pesticide use has become increasingly black and white.
The NC entomological society annual meeting is a wonderful way to connect with professional and aspiring entomologists in North Carolina. Our meetings provide an opportunity for graduate students and professional entomologists to present their research, for entomologist to network with potential employers, for outstanding entomologists to be awarded for their work, and for the general public to be educated about entomology.
Location: J. C. Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606
6:00-7:00 pm Poster Session & Mixer
7:00-7:45 pm Banquet/Dinner
7:45-9:00 pm Speakers, Meeting, & Awards
Do you know someone deserving recognition for their work in entomology? Nominate them for an award!
Did you take an awesome insect photo? Put it in our insect photography competition!
Special thanks to BASF for their sponsorship of the poster session, and thanks to AgBiome for their sponsorship of the banquet.