WINGS board members, Kimi Goldstein Werner and Ann Bancroft along with Hal and Susie Goldsten, hosted an Explorer Talk featuring 2016 Conservation Award winner, Dr. Marla Spivak.

Marla shared stories of scientific research and innovation, pulling from her experiences as leading entomologist in the movement to protect and enhance the health and diversity of the world’s declining honey bee population.

Her current research projects include breeding honey bees for their natural defenses against diseases and parasites, exploring the benefits of plant resins to honey bee social immunity, and propagating floral-rich and pesticide-free landscapes to support all pollinators.

Learn more about Marla’s work and the Spivak Honey Bee Lab at the University of Minnesota here