Sun Journal advances Beekeepers Club talk by Ph.D. student

The Sun Journal reported Kalyn Bickerman-Martens will speak during the Androscoggin Beekeepers Club meeting Nov. 14 at West Auburn Congregational Church in Auburn. Bickerman-Martens, a Ph.D. candidate in ecology and environmental sciences at the University of Maine, will present, “The Maine Bumble Bee Atlas: A Multi-Year Citizen Science Project to Survey Bumble Bee Species in Maine.” Bickerman-Martens’ work focuses on the health of Maine’s bees and wild blueberry pollination. She helps coordinate the Maine Bumble Bee Atlas, a citizen science project led by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to document the diversity, distribution and abundance of bee species in Maine, the Sun Journal reported.