27 Dec 2015

Young Scientist: Jessica Russell

From The Weekend, 10:30 am on 27 December 2015
Jessica Russell holding a Providence Petrel on Lord Howe Island

Jessica Russell holding a Providence Petrel on Lord Howe Island Photo: Supplied

There are international concerns about the world's dwindling bee population. Here in New Zealand the varoa mite has decimated numbers in parts of the country, and that's far from the only threat to them. Over the holidays Victory University summer scholarship student Jessica Russell will be working with laboratory-reared honey bees as part of an experiment she hopes will provide information to help them in the wild.