Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

Virtual & In-Person Available
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
5:30PM
No charge
Reservations Required
Online Virtual & In-Person Available

Patrons may choose to attend this event at the King Library or remotely via a Zoom presentation. For those who prefer to view the event from home, please register for the virtual option. Online participants will be able to access the chat feature within Zoom to participate in the discussion. After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join.

FacilitatorDr. 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.

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