Erik Tihelka

Qualification & subject:
Diplomas Level 3 National Extended Diploma Animal Management (Science)
Internationally-published bee and insect expert

Erik studied Level 3 National Extended Diploma Animal Management (Science) at Hartpury and is now an internationally-published bee and insect expert.

Erik's Hartpury Experience

"I chose to study Animal Science at Hartpury because it focuses on the subject area I love. The facilities are unparalleled and I’ve had so many opportunities to gain practical experience working with animals.

I learned the craft of beekeeping from my grandfather and soon became so fascinated with these hard-working insects that entomology became my passion.

I’ve published 20 entomology papers, described 10 species new to science and presented my results at international conferences."

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