People passionate about nature

What is bugging the bees?


Dr. Robert Currie, Professor and Head, Dept. of Entomology, University of Manitoba


Monday, January 19, 2015

Start Time: 

7:30 pm


Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre, 340 Provencher Blvd on second floor - Salle Antoine-Gaborieau.


$2 for members and $3 for non-members.

Honey bees and some other pollinators have suffered high rates of population loss since 2006. While the problem has been extensively investigated, no single factor has been identified that can explain all instances of colony losses. Multiple factors are believed to be involved, including inability to control parasitic mites, viruses and other pathogens, nutrition, pesticides (both environmentally applied and beekeeper applied) and unpredictable environmental conditions. In this presentation, I will discuss the most critical factors affecting honey bees and native pollinators in Manitoba.