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Cafe Scientifique: Our Disappearing Bees with Prof. Marla Spivak

Date: 04/15/2014

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Bryant Lake Bowl Theater Bryant Lake Bowl

Cost: $5-$12, will be available online or at the door, cash bar and food available for purchase


Over the years, honey bees have faced a series of devastating problems, including a witches' brew of diseases, parasites and pesticides that together contribute to the mass honey bee die-off known as colony collapse disorder. Now, a relatively new class of insecticides that affect the central nervous system of insects is pushing the pollinator crisis to the edge, while researchers like Marla Spivak race to discover the causes and consequences of our disappearing bees.

Dr. Marla Spivak is a professor at the University of Minnesota and recipient of the prestigious "genius grant" from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 2010. Meet Marla, who stars in our original educational video, The Practice of Science. 

Note: Shows often sell out; advance ticket purchase is highly recommended.

Cafe Scientifique provides a happy hour forum for science and culture discussion. Hear from University faculty and researchers as they share their work with the public.


  • Name: Leah Peterson
  • E-mail: pete1313@umn.edu
  • Phone: (612) 624-3808
  • Sponsored by: Bell Museum of Natural History


Bryant Lake Bowl is located 810 West Lake Street in Minneapolis. Parking is available on surrounding streets or in nearby surface lots.

More information: http://www.bellmuseum.umn.edu/ForAdults/CafeScientifique/index.htm

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Visitor Services at (612) 626-9660.

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