This program is available for online streaming only. Viewing will be available through April 20, 2021. After reserving your virtual ticket, you will receive a link and password to watch anytime.
Facilitator: Dr. Richard D’Elia
Bees lie at the heart of relationships that bind the human and natural worlds. They are ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. In Buzz, Thor Hanson discusses bees’ idiosyncrasies ― and the people passionate about protecting them before they disappear.
Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. While we might overlook them, they lie at the heart of relationships that bind the human and natural worlds. In Buzz, the beloved Thor Hanson takes us on a journey that begins 125 million years ago, when a wasp first dared to feed pollen to its young. From honeybees and bumbles to lesser-known diggers, miners, leafcutters, and masons, bees have long been central to our harvests, our mythologies, and our very existence. They’ve given us sweetness and light, the beauty of flowers, and as much as a third of the foodstuffs we eat. And, alarmingly, they are at risk of disappearing.
As informative and enchanting as the waggle dance of a honeybee, Buzz shows us why all bees are wonders to celebrate and protect.