Save the Bees!

Danny presenting a talk at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. This was part of the Wednesday Night at the Lab series, which occurs 50 weeks out of the year. We had a lot of fun learning about looking beyond the honey bee, to broaden our focus towards all the bees. Honey bees are amazing and valuable insects, but should be discussed together with all of the other under-appreciated bee species (and other pollinator groups). Most of these species are solitary, some are small, some are large, but they all do wonders for food production, wild flowers, and gardens. So let’s continue to support bee conservation efforts! Please watch the video below for some neat pictures, more information about the bees, and to see some interesting data from my research highlighting persistent differences in the foraging activity of honey bees and bumble bees. Finally, if you are interested in digging deeper please check out the following websites:

Garden Club of America

Pollinator Partnership

Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

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