Nat Talk: Tom Seeley: The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild

San Diego Natural History Museum
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 7PM
Tom Seeley
”The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild”

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Humans have kept honey bees in hives for millennia, but only in recent decades have biologists begun to investigate how these industrious insects live in the wild. Author and Cornell University Professor Tom Seeley will present the captivating story of what scientists are learning about the behavior, social life, and survival strategies of honey bees living outside beekeepers’ hives.

Tom Seeley will show why wild colonies of honey bees living in forests are thriving while the managed colonies living in beekeepers' apiaries are in crisis. This Nat Talk  offers a new vision of how beekeeping can better align with the natural habits of honey bees. After the talk, Tom will sign copies of his book, The Lives of Bees: The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild, available for purchase in the Museum store.

Museum doors open at 5:30 PM and the talk begins at 7 PM. Food, beer, and wine will be available for purchase at the Flying Squirrel Café before the talk.

[Thank you to Jaime Garza, County of San Diego, Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures: “I just wanted to share an event that will be taking place Tuesday May 14th at the Natural History Museum at Balboa Park. Tom Seeley, author of Honey Bee Democracy and professor at Cornell University will be giving a talk on honey bees.” Note: Yes, it’s a drive but, it’s Tom Seeley!]

Here is the link - https://www.sdnhm.org/calendar/public-programs/nattalks-and-films/.