Year of Publication
Plant and Soil Science
BS in Natural Resources and Environmental Science
First Capstone/Thesis Advisor
Dr. Christopher Matocha
Apis mellifera, more commonly known as the honeybee, plays a pivotal role in the ecosystem and in the survival of the planet. Many do not understand, nor realize, that the honeybee offers a wide array of products and services besides sweet honey. Honeybees have become endangered at a time when their presence is vital and evidence indicates that they can be the means to a more sustainable future for our planet. Particularly focused on in this research are the ideas of honeybees’ essential presence in medical advances, their participation in global economics, and their involvement in the development of more eco-friendly and sustainable products.
Ruiz, Rebecca, "The Buzz on Bees" (2013). Lewis Honors College Capstone Collection. 9.