Dr. Biology visits with Biologist Kate Ihle

A Biologists Life in the Rainforest

The rainforest is filled with many wonderful plants and animals. Biologist Kate Ihle is learning about the life of the tiny, but colorful orchid bee. This jewel-like animal is unlike the honey bees you might know. They can be both social and solitary. In this video Dr. Biology talks with Dr. Ihle in her field laboratory located on the tiny Barro Colorado Island in the middle of the Panama Canal.

Kate Ihle Arizona State University

Kate Ihle prepares some cotton balls with a chemical to attract male orchid bees. Read more about her and her work in the Panama Kate story.

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