Searching for Ancient Egypt’s Beekeepers


Virtual lecture

From 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Bees and humans have engaged for thousands of years.  Join entomologist Dr. Gene Kritsky of Mt. St. Joseph University as he explores beekeeping during the time of the pharaohs. A Fulbright Scholar to Egypt and author of Tears of Re, Dr. Kritsky is a leading authority on the ancient interaction of people and insects.

Registration Required.

Dr. Kritsky is the dean of Behavioral and Natural Sciences and is a professor in the Department of Biology. Before coming to the Mount in 1983, he received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Entomology from the University of Illinois in 1977 and 1976 respectively, as well as a B.A. in Biology from Indiana University. Professor Kritsky serves as editor of American Entomologist, and has published five books and more than 100 papers on insect evolution, beekeeping history, egyptology, and Charles Darwin.