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What is Happening to Bees?

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 07:00pm

Everyone has heard that honey bees are in trouble in the US, and it seems like every week the media points to a new cause - everything from cell phones to pesticides.  In this presentation, Dr. Meghan Milbrath will discuss the current state of honey bees in the United States, their history, what we really know about the causes of the decline, and ways that you can help the bees.   

Dr. Meghan Milbrath, owns and manages Sand Hill Apiaries as part of Bending Sickle Community Farm a small beekeeping and queen rearing operation in Stockbridge, Michigan. Dr. Milbrath has worked as a postdoctoral research associate in Michigan State University’s Entomology Department, studying honey bee disease with renowned bee researcher, Zachary Huang. She has taught beekeeping through the South Eastern Michigan Beekeepers' Association beginner bee school, the Kalamazoo Bee Club Advanced Bee School, the Ann Arbor Bee School, and Project Grow; has taught queen rearing courses at Michigan State University; and runs clinics and beekeeping consulting through her apiary. Dr. Milbrath currently is the acting president of the Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers and the coordinator of the Northern Bee Network, an organization dedicated to promoting sustainable beekeeping in northern climates.