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Bees on the Brink
October 9, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
One of every three bites of food eaten worldwide depends on pollinators, especially bees, for a successful harvest. For about 10 years beekeepers around the globe have been reporting devastating annual hive losses. At the same time, demand for pollination of fiber, fruits, vegetable and nut crops has increased. What is causing Colony Collapse? What does this mean for global ecology and food production in the future?
Ramesh Sagili, assistant professor in Horticulture running Oregon State University’s Honey Bee Lab, addresses these and other questions. He also offers simple tips for home gardeners who want to think globally and act locally, and begin fostering honeybees.
This event is part of the Setting the Table Series: Global Food/Local Perspectives and is co-sponsored by World Affairs Council of Oregon
World Affairs Council of Oregon, 1200 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR
$5 Slow Food Portland and WAC members, $10 nonmembers
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