Monday, March 14, 2016

Pollinators - Plight and Possibilities

Dr. Marla Spivak, Director of The Bee Lab and professor in the
University of MN Department of Entomology
Dr. Marla Spivak, well-known University of Minnesota Professor of Entomology and research expert on bees, will be giving a talk, "Pollinators: Plights and Possibilities - The Facts about Honey Bees, Wild Bees and other Pollinators and Ways you Can Make a Difference" at an environmental forum sponsored by Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District and H.B. Fuller Company. 

Pollinators - Plight and Possibilities
Thursday, March 24, at 7:00 PM
H.B. Fuller Company, Willow Lake-B Building
1200 Willow Lake Blvd.  Vadnais Heights
The event is FREE! Refreshments will be served!

Find out the important roles pollinators play in our lives. Discover the complex issues and obstacles plaguing honey bees, wild bees and other Minnesota pollinators. Learn what researchers have uncovered as contributing factors, and how Dr. Spivak’s Bee Lab and others are using these results to successfully win the fight to improve bee colonies and habitats for all pollinators. Dr. Marla Spivak will enlighten you with her fascinating research and the creative solutions her team has developed to help our pollinators. She will provide you with practical ways you can improve pollinator habitat in your yard, at your business,
and in the community! 
Learn about the Bee Squad and their unique mentorship techniques in the Twin Cities to foster healthy bee populations and pollinator landscapes and the University of Minnesota’s plans for a new Bee and Pollinator Research Lab and Discovery Center for the public.
Dr. Marla Spivak is the Director of the Bee Lab and a professor in the University of Minnesota Department of Entomology. She is a 2010 MacArthur Fellow, commonly referred to as a “Genius Grant” recipient. Her interest in honey bees began in commercial beekeeping forty years ago, and has led her to a Ph.D. in Entomology and her passionate research on bee pollinators. She is currently working with students on cutting edge projects to develop “bee-lawns” – pollinator habitat in urban landscapes, the health of commercial honey bee colonies and a survey of native bees in Minnesota. 

RSVP to Debbie Barnes at 651-792-7959 or e-mail her at to reserve your spot. Click here for directions.

Please join us! You won't want to miss her fascinating story! 

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