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Bees on the Brink

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One of every three bites of food eaten worldwide depends on pollinators, especially bees, for a successful harvest. For much of the past ten years, beekeepers around the globe have been reporting devastating annual hive losses. At the same time, the demand for pollination of fiber, fruit, vegetable and nut crops (especially California’s massive almond industry) has increased. What is causing Colony Collapse? What does this mean for global ecology and food production in the future? Ramesh Sagili, assistant professor in Horticulture running Oregon State University’s Honey Bee Lab, addresses these and other questions, and offers simple tips for home gardeners who want to think globally and act locally and begin fostering honey bees.

Part of the series 'Setting the Table: Global Food, Local Perspectives', co-sponsored with Slow Food Portland.

Setting the Table

$10 general; $5 WAC and Slow Food Portland members.