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Rotary International Presidential Peace Conference 2018
Rotary International Presidential Peace Conference 2018

Dr Linda Newstrom-Lloyd

Dr Linda Newstrom-Lloyd

Trees for Bees, New Zealand

Biography

Dr Linda Newstrom-Lloyd is a botanist and pollination biologist conducting research in New Zealand on the best bee forage to improve the quantity and quality of bee nutrition using native and exotic bee plants. She received her Ph.D. in botany from the University of California at Berkeley, USA and has previously worked on pollination research in California, Mexico, and Costa Rica. She moved to New Zealand in 1994 to conduct research on the New Zealand flora. She has been engaged in the New Zealand beekeeping industry for the last twelve years to promote strategic bee forage plantations that will provide optimum bee nutrition.

Linda is leading the Trees for Bees NZ research program which is starting its ninth year funded primarily by Ministry for Primary Industry Sustainable Farming Grants with the support of the beekeeping industry, farmers, landowners and council land managers. Numerous scientific and popular articles have been produced by the Trees for Bees team and are available at www.treesforbeesnz.org/publications