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Sussex bee biologist to appear on BBC Two

Professor Dave Goulson

Sussex’s newly appointed biologist and conservationist, Professor Dave Goulson, is appearing on BBC Two’s ‘Springwatch in the Afternoon’ progamme today (Tuesday 4 June).

He says: “I'll be ineptly trying to plug my new book, A Sting in the Tale, while catching and handling bumblebees, talking about bumblebees, building a nest site for bumblebees, and being rude about garden-centre bedding plants (which are rubbish for bees - intensive breeding has left them without nectar or pollen, or so bizarrely deformed that insects can't fit into them any more).”

The programme will be broadcast live from deepest, darkest Wales (an RSPB reserve near Aberystwyth).

“Ah, the perils of live TV. They say never work with animals or children, so I fear I am in trouble,” worries Professor Goulson.

See for yourself at 3pm.

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Posted on behalf of: School of Life Sciences
Last updated: Tuesday, 4 June 2013

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