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Beeologics: Monsanto’s Commitment to Honey Bee Health

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Free

Thornhill Branch – St. Louis County Library
12863 Willowyck Drive, St. Louis, 63146  + Google Map

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration Required. Register below.

Featured Speaker: Gerald Hayes, Ph.D., Beeologics Commercial Lead, Monsanto Company; founding member of the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) Working Group; science advisor for Project Apis Mellifera

Under siege from a variety of invasive and novel pests, parasites and diseases, honey bee health in general is simply not good. We benefit personally from a huge variety of fruits, nuts, vegetables and berries that honey bees are directly responsible for providing to us from their pollination activities. A large section of our environment benefits from these same pollination activities that allow plants to reproduce with seeds and nuts which leads to another generation of these valuable wild plants, which then preserves both bio-diversity and watershed positive impacts. And these same seeds and nuts feed a variety of wildlife and maintain the ecosystem balance. Learn more about how honey bee health is a priority for St. Louis-based Monsanto from Beeologics Bee Health Lead, Gerry Hayes.

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Beeologics is a Science in St. Louis Series partnership between The Academy of Science of St. Louis, SLCL, the Photosynthetic Research Antenna Center (PARC), Washington University’s Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (under a St. Louis project grant). Science in St. Louis is based upon work supported as part of the Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC), an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Award Number DE-SC0001035. We also would like to thank the National Science Foundation for support awarded to Kaitlyn Faries through the Graduate Research Fellowship Program under Award Number DGE-1143954.

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Details

Date:
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Time:
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Thornhill Branch – St. Louis County Library
12863 Willowyck Drive
St. Louis, 63146 United States
+ Google Map