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Frontiers in the Environment

Date: 12/05/2012

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: R380 Twin Cities,St. Paul,Vocational-Technical Education

Cost: Free

Description:

December 5 – Getting Bees Back on Their Own Six Feet
Marla Spivak, MacArthur Fellow and Regents Professor, Department of Entomology

Colony collapse disorder, the syndrome causing honey bees (Apis mellifera) to suddenly and mysteriously disappear from their hives, first captured public attention 2007. Since then, the story of vanishing honey bees has pervaded everything from ice cream marketing campaigns to plots for The Simpsons. The untold story is that these losses are a capstone to more than a half-century of losses beekeepers have faced since agricultural practices changed after World War II. The larger story still is that other bees are also suffering, and in some cases their fates are far worse. Spivak will review current research on bee health and discuss ways everyone can help bees get back on their own six feet.

Contact:

  • Name: Jillian Stein Lipset
  • E-mail: stein482@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-626-1202
  • Sponsored by: Institute on the Environment

More information: http://environment.umn.edu/news_events/events/frontiers.html

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Event Recording: https://umconnect.umn.edu/IonEFrontiers

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