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Science On Tap - The Lives of Bees - The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild
May 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 6 PM

$15 General Admission
$8 Students w/ ID
$38 GA + Book (Available in advance only)

Humans have kept honey bees in hives for millennia, yet only in recent decades have biologists begun to investigate how these industrious insects live in the wild. "The Lives of Bees" is Thomas Seeley’s captivating story of what scientists are learning about the behavior, social life, and survival strategies of honey bees living outside the beekeeper’s hive—and how wild honey bees may hold the key to reversing the alarming die-off of the planet’s managed honey bee populations.

Seeley presents an entirely new approach to beekeeping—Darwinian Beekeeping—which enables honey bees to use the toolkit of survival skills their species has acquired over the past thirty million years, and to evolve solutions to the new challenges they face today and offers a new vision of how beekeeping can better align with the natural habits of bees.

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Science On Tap | 7:00 PM
Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge! more >>>
Dr. Thomas D. Seeley is the Horace White Professor in Biology at Cornell University. He is the author of "Following the Wild Bees", "Honeybee Democracy", and "Honeybee Ecology" (all Princeton) as well as "The Wisdom of the Hive". He lives in Ithaca, New York. more >>>