From Appledore to Appleton: Unexpected Lessons from Seeley's Honeybee Democracy

Alyssa Hakes, Lawrence University


This lecture on Thomas Seeley’s Honeybee Democracy was recorded in September 2021. The lecture was designed for students and faculty in the Freshman Studies program. This program, a multidisciplinary introduction to liberal learning, has been a cornerstone of the Lawrence curriculum since 1945.

The lecturer, Alyssa Hakes, is Associate Professor of Biology at Lawrence. Professor Hakes is an evolutionary ecologist with interests in plant-insect interactions and spatial statistics. Her research has been published in the American Journal of Botany, Ecology, Global Ecology and Conservation, and The International Journal of Plant Sciences.