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00000174-b11b-ddc3-a1fc-bfdbb1d30001HearSA is an online audio archive of public programming intended to foster discussion and enhance awareness of informative local presentations and events. The archive includes lectures, panel discussions, book readings, and more. HearSA is presented by Texas Public Radio in association with its local partners. It is important to recognize that the opinions presented in these programs are those of the author or presenter, not Texas Public Radio or any of its stations, and are not necessarily endorsed by TPR.If your organization hosts lectures, book readings, panel discussions, or presentations and is interested in participating, email HearSA curator, Nathan Cone at ncone [at] tpr dot org

Think Science: Bees

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Many people have some understanding of why bees (and other pollinators) are important. So at our last Think Science event on August 17, we opened by asking, “Do you like to eat?” This leds to a discussion of the importance of bees in pollination and our food supply, why bees are in trouble, and what we as consumers can do to ensure the health of both the insect population, as well as humans.

Over 10 years ago we learned the term “Colony Collapse Disorder.” Bees were dying and we did not know why. We have a much better understanding of the causes at this juncture: varroa mites, hive beetles, viruses, insecticides and herbicides.

Our panelists 

Guests:

Because of technical difficulties, full audio for this panel was not captured. However, Don Fraser did record a phone interview with moderator Nathan Cone that was used in the presentation. We present that audio below, along with slides for further information and education.

Beekeeping Advocacy from Nathan Cone