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POSTPONED: The lives of bees: The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild

Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 10:30am to 11:30am

Boyce Thompson Institute, Auditorium

Humans have kept honey bees in hives for millennia, yet only in recent decades have biologists begun to investigate how these bees live on their own in nature.  In this talk we will review what has been learned about the behavior, social life, and survival strategies of honey bees living outside the beekeeper’s hive, and how these things differ from their lives under the management of beekeepers.  We will also see how the wild honey bee colonies can help us reverse the alarming die-off among the planet’s managed honey bee colonies - even some of the best minds have been fooled. 

Come anytime after 10 am for refreshments.

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Lecture

Departments

CAPE: Cornell Association of Professors Emeriti

Contact E-Mail

car6@cornell.edu

Contact Name

CynthiaAnne Robinson

Contact Phone

6072556608

Speaker

Thomas D. Seeley, Horace White Professor in Biology

Speaker Affiliation

Department of Neurobiology and Behavior

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