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Trouble in Paradise: Are We Losing Our Native Bees?

Crocus with Bee
A pollinator visits a blooming crocus at BBG. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.

On Wednesday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. join the Torrey Botanical Society and Dr. Stephen Buchmann for a free illustrated talk showcasing North American native bee diversity and the threats facing bees and other pollinators. Explore the amazing ways bees make a living and learn more about Colony Collapse Disorder and steps the Pollinator Partnership is taking to alleviate it. Dr. Buchmann will also share simple things to do in backyards, gardens, and schools to help native bees and other pollinating animals. A book signing will follow the talk.

Guests should check in at 1000 Washington Avenue. Refreshments at 6 p.m.; lecture begins after reception and Torrey Botanical Society announcements.

No charge, and preregistration is not required.


May 5, 2011

I have been noticing dead queen bees throughout the city, mostly on public transportation. In one day, I saw one on the subway, one on the sidewalk, and one on the bus. Any ideas or is this just a random event?

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