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ZOOM EVENT: Are Honey Bees Really in Trouble?
Thursday, July 9, 2020, 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM
VIRTUAL EVENT, From Your Home
Bethesda, MD 20816
With BILL HAHN, Director of GeorgeSquared, a graduate biomedical program offered via a partnership with Georgetown University Medical Center & George Mason University. Previously, he had been Associate Dean of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown , and Associate Professor of Environmental Biology at Columbia University. His research interests are in plant taxonomy, conservation, and molecular evolution. He has been a beekeeper for 10 years and is currently pursuing research projects on plant diversity used by bees and native pollinator conservation. Honeybees are one of the most important insects given their value in pollinating food crops and their production of honey, wax, and other products. They are beneficial to community ecosystems in which they provide and help maintain the environmental balance. This presentation will discuss issues that impact bees, including local bee swarm catchers and lockdown restrictions, the newly discovered Asian Hornet, bee maladies, pesticides, bee nutrition, and much more. Dr. Hahn will explain the facts and the unknowns about saving the bees.(ALL)