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Wednesday
March 25th, 2015
7:00-8:30 PM

Schlafly Bottleworks, Maplewood, MO

What Is Happening to the Honey Bees?
An Update On Colony Collapse Disorder

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Biology

Moderated by: Cynthia Wichelman, M.D.


Eirik Sovik Radio-tagged Bee

Honey bees are vanishing at a rapid rate. This is alarming because these little creatures are immensely important for our food supply. Many different factors (e.g., pathogens, scarcity of food, or parasites) have been implicated in the vanishing of the bees, but no single factor is sufficient to explain this peculiar phenomenon. New research suggests that how bees respond to social stress may also be an important factor. If true, we need to discover how this new knowledge can be applied to limit honey bee losses.

Science On Tap highlighted on St. Louis Public Radio and Voice of America!

Science On Tap is a place where, for the price of a beverage, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place outside a traditional academic context, in the Crown Room at Schlafly Bottleworks.


Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month during the academic year, usually from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. The standard format is as follows: about 45 minutes of presentation, followed by discussion until 8:30 PM. Seating is strictly limited to the first 120 people.  No reservations accepted.

Crown Room at the Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave.
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 241-2337

Register to receive e-mail announcements of future Science On Tap events.

Interested in learning about medicine? Check out Washington University's Mini-Medical School!

For more information: e-mail scienceontap@wustl.edu
or call (314) 935-9495

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