Why Bees Are Disappearing – Marla Spivak

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Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in amazing harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying en masse? Marla Spivak reveals four reasons which are interacting with tragic consequences. This is not simply a problem because bees pollinate a third of the world’s crops. Could this incredible species be holding up a mirror for us?

Video Length: 15:57

  • About Marla Spivak

    Distinguished McKnight Professor and MacArthur Fellow University of Minnesota, Department of Entomology

    Marla Spivak is an entomologist who is developing practical applications to protect honey bee populations from decimation by disease while ...read more.