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HMC student researcher Matt Crane with the bee lab drone. ©Nancy Hamlett.

The day after the 2017 Foothill Fire, a small group was allowed into the field station to assess damage. Among the group were members of Prof. Matina Donaldson-Matasci‘s Bee Lab at Harvey Mudd Collge, whose bee hives narrowly escaped the fire thanks to the work of the firefighters. The Bee Lab group included HMC student researcher Matt Crane, who surveyed the burn area with the bee lab drone, capturing this video:

You can read more the impact of the fire on the bee lab’s research on Matt’s post, “I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire” on the Bee Lab blog.

The drone returning from surveying the fire. ©Nancy Hamlett.

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