Gossamer Tapestry

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Upcoming Lecture - Colony Collapse Disorder in Honeybees

No, I'm not the speaker- but it looks to be a really good lecture that Chicago area readers might be interested in:

Next Thursday July 19th, the Notebaert Nature Museum will host a lecture about colony collapse disorder. It will be held in the McCormick Room at 5:30 pm. The lecture will be presented by Ken Haller, President of the Illinois Beekeepers Association. Carol Line of the Chicago Botanic Garden has provided a bibliography for people who might want to do further research. Michael Thompson of the Chicago Honey Co-op will also be in attendance. Michael is bringing an observation hive that will demonstrate a working bee colony. He hopes to have a queen bee that night. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP at 773-755-5191, ext 1 or email RSVP@naturemuseum.org.
Registration deadline is Friday, July 13.


At 16:57, Anonymous pablo said...

I actually saw some wild honeybees over the weekend. I feared I would never see them again.

At 13:20, Anonymous Mark H said...

I would go in a minute.... I am very curious about this serious problem... I guess I'll have to check their web site AFTER your presentation and see if they post anything about it. THANKS, as always, for great information.......

At 18:24, Blogger Doug Taron said...

Pablo- I've been seeing more honeybees recently, too.

Mark- I'll try to post something about the lecture after it happens.

At 18:35, Blogger rodger said...

Please do post about the lecture; I'd love to hear what they have to say.

I didn't notice a decline here at our place which gives me some hope but it looks we'll need more than hope if this keeps up.


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