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Professor Pickard Webinar – Nutrition in Honey bees and Humans
12 January @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nutrition in Honeybees and Humans. Professor Robert Pickard
Join us for a webinar on Jan 12, 2021 at 7:30 PM GMT.
“Life is a slow-burning fire. Honeybees and humans both oxidise hydrogen to obtain the energy necessary to fulfil the chemistry determined by our genes and facilitated by our environment. A honeybee shares 60% of its genes with humans. Because of our common ancestry, much of our basic chemistry is the same. In addition to oxygen, both species require water, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, sugars and lipids. The balance of these nutrients in our diets determines our ability to make the molecules that each of us needs for our species-specific lives. We both need to resist disease, grow and reproduce. To do this, we have to care for one another, build a safe refuge, gather food, excrete toxins, survive in difficult times and defend ourselves. Both species require mental and physical activity to remain healthy and long-lived. Honeybees are thirty million years older than humans. They have a society that we can learn from but not necessarily would wish to emulate.”
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