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Research Tuesdays: WHAT’S THE BUZZ?

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The University of Adelaide

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Adelaide, SA 5000

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Yes, we’re in a ‘bee crisis’—just not entirely as you know it. For years we’ve heard of the global honey bee industry’s massive losses due to colony collapse disorder. But here in Australia we’re also home to around 2,000 unique native bee species facing less-publicised challenges of their own.

Combined, bee populations’ plight is a big deal. It threatens native plants and animals, crop pollination and honey production. Recognising this, the University of Adelaide is leading research into the importance of native vegetation for Australian bees and crop pollination; and in this fascinating presentation we’ll unpack the bee crisis in detail.

Is colony collapse disorder an issue here? What are the potential causes and consequences of bee declines? Are significant pollination deficits looming? And what can you do to help?

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Dr Katja Hogendoorn is Director of the Australian Entomological Society and a research associate in the University of Adelaide’s School of Agriculture, Food and Wine. Her current work on Australian bee health, biodiversity, and crop pollination is funded by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

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