Jan 15, 2022

Science Cafe: 'Saving Bees by Killing Them!'

Posted Jan 15, 2022 11:30 AM

Science Café presents: “SAVING BEES BY KILLING THEM!”
7 p.m. Jan. 31
The Venue @ Thirsty’s, 2704 Vine

The honey bee is a significant agricultural tool that is suffering from many factors that lead to colony collapse, and the overall death of arguably the world’s most important pollinator.

This science café is outlining parasitisation of the honey bee, which is just one of the factors that may lead to colony collapse. Here we outline the research being done at FHSU into the mitigation of parasites, which starts with isolation and production of genetic “poisons.”

Presenter: Mr. James Balthazor PhD, Fort Hays State University,  Associate Prof Chemistry, K-INBRE Campus Coordinator
Sponsored by Science and Mathematics Education Institute

Free and open to public.

Cover image courtesy Pixabay