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“Threats to Honey Bees in the US” Speaker Series | SF

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Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
San Francisco County Fair Building | 9th and Lincoln Street, San Francisco, CA

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Concern about threats to honey bees and other pollinators is mounting. The honey bee is not native to the United States, but it is an important pollinator of agricultural crops and the mainstay of commercial and backyard honey production. In the U.S., hive failure rates are increasing as honey bees deal with introduced mites, diseases, pesticides and other stressors. These and other factors also threaten native bees.

San Francisco State’s John Hafernik will discuss the importance of native bees and honey bees as pollinators, as well as implications of zombie fly parasitism for honey bees in California and beyond. He will also provide information on how the public can get involved in tracking prevalence of zombie fly parasitism across North America through the citizen science project ZomBee Watch (zombeewatch.org).

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Cost: FREE
Categories: Lectures & Workshops
Address: 9th and Lincoln Street, San Francisco, CA