Declining bee populations - what are the causes?

19 February 2009 17:30

Location: Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, UK.

Event description

It is well known that insect populations fluctuate widely from year to year, yet beekeepers are often surprised when honey bee populations decline suddenly, despite the fact that many such declines have been reported in the past. In the last few years, the sudden decline of populations of honey bees in the USA, termed "Colony Collapse Disorder", has attracted international attention, mainly because it threatens the pollination of the economically important almond crop. Similar declines have also recently occurred in Europe and elsewhere.

This talk will consider recent research work carried out in the UK on the relationship between pests and pathogens and discuss its relevance to colony losses worldwide.

Tea will be served in the Library from 5.30pm and the lecture will be followed by a wine reception. This meeting is free and open to all; registration is not necessary.

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Event organiser: The Linnean Society of London

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