UMSS20 Student Profile: Henry Laurita

Henry Laurita, Zoology
Path, Pattern and Preference- the Power of Shape to Modify Honeybee Foraging Behavior
Mentored by Julia McGuire

Henry Laurita is studying honeybee foraging behaviors on different crop layouts. The goal is to find out bees preferences of different patterns, and therefore show farmers the best way to plant crops to encourage honeybee visitation and pollination.

“I would like to take a step towards making food systems more ecological and better integrated with the world around them – bees are a vital vector in understanding and fostering this relationship,” says Laurita.