“The Nature and Necessity of Bees”

Wednesday, 6 May 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:20pm


Join author and biologist Thor Hanson for a deep dive into the world of bees, from familiar species like honeybees and bumbles to leaf-cutters, masons, carpenters, cuckoo bees, and many more.  Learn about their beginnings as pollen-eating wasps, and how their fascinating co-evolution with plants makes them indispensable to natural and human systems alike.  Featuring stories from Hanson’s award-winning book, Buzz, and illustrated with pictures from around the world, this presentation gives essential context to the threat of modern bee declines.