Kit Prendergast – Flowers to keep native bees buzzing

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Kit Prendergast - Flowers to keep native bees buzzing


  Last updated October 9, 2019 at 2:58 pm


Kit Prendergast from Curtin University brought a buzz and a colourful costume to the FameLab Australia stage with research that hopes to protect native bees.

She investigates native bees in their natural environments within a ‘biodiversity hot-spot’ in southwest WA. With this research, Kit Prendergast hopes to answer the question of how native bees can be protected. With a central role in ecosystems, protecting bees is more than just a buzzword.

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