Capacity Building Course on Pollination Ecology and Bee Biology, Kenya - Free Training

Initiated by the BIOTA East Africa Pollination Project, the National Museums of Kenya and the University of Bielefeld will jointly conduct the 2nd course in “Pollination Ecology and Bee Biology”.

The course is designed for graduate students wanting to improve their understanding of bees and pollination biology.

Students interested in this highly fascinating ecologically and economically important topic are encouraged to apply.

Course Participants

The course is open for 12 students studying Botany, Zoology, Conservation Ecology or Crop Science.

Applicants will hold at least a first degree in their 4th year. Preference will be given to students undertaking their MSc course work.

Course Objectives

The main objectives of the course are to provide knowledge of pollination ecology and improve taxonomic skills in both solitary and eusocial bees.

No course fees will be charged.

The course is financially supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) through the BIOTA East Africa Pollination Project.

National Museums of Kenya and BIOTA will provide technical support.

Course Application

Applicants are requested to send a letter of application, explaining their interest and suitability for the training, a CV, a copy of the University certificate, and a recommendation letter from their Head of Department.

Please send all these documents to mgikungu[at] or by mail to;

Dr Mary Gikungu
National Museums of Kenya (NMK),
Invertebrate Department,
P.O. Box 40658-00100, Nairobi

The course will take place at the Invertebrate Department of National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, from September 4th to August 29th.

Deadline: 15th June.

For more information, visit: Capacity Building Course on Pollination Ecology and Bee Biology, Kenya

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