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Sting like a bee

With Dave Goulson, bumblebee expert. We talk about bees and their significance for our hungry city.
This event is in English
Thursday 16 Apr 2015, 20.00
do 16 apr 2015, 20.00
Grote zaal

We are losing bees at an alarming rate. Worldwide, honeybees and solitary bees are not doing well. Yet bees play a crucial role in pollinating plants, including our crops. On the other hand, within the city of Amsterdam the diversity in bee-species has grown the past decade. In 2000 there where 51 different bee species in the city, today there are 61.

Together with bumblebee expert Dave Goulson and Koos Biesmeijer, scientific director of Naturalis, we will delve into the fascinating world of the bee. Why are bees disappearing worldwide? What are actually the consequences for our food system? How come bees thrive in the urban area? We will explore the fate of the bees in connection with our agricultural system, with speakers from Greenpeace, Rabobank and Koppert. Is there anything we can do ourselves to turn the tide for the bee in our environment?

These, and other questions will be addressed during this evening.

This event is in English
Thursday 16 Apr 2015, 20.00
Grote zaal
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