The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at MSU, formerly MSU Wonderlust, is partnering with the Belgrade Community Library to host a presentation on “”What’s Killing the Bees? Impact of Pathogens and More on Honey Bees” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21. This event is free and open to the public, and will be presented online via Zoom.
Join Michelle Flenniken, MSU microbiologist and co-director of MSU’s Pollinator Health Center, for an exciting conversation about honey-bee colony health. For the past 10 years, honey-bee colony losses have approached 30 percent annually. Flenniken will discuss the importance of managed and wild/native bees as pollinators of plants that enhance biodiversity, as well as fruit, nut and vegetable producing crops.
She will also describe the role of pathogens and other factors in honey bee colony deaths, and the importance of basic and applied science to address this important global challenge.
Online via Zoom
Montana State UniversityBozeman, MT
Free and open to the public