Lecturer: Cynthia McAllister
Date: June 19, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Lawrence Hall, Room 300
Honeybees are critical pollinators of crops for human food, and thousands of other kinds of bees are critical pollinators of native vegetation, the foundation of all terrestrial food webs.
- Why is pollination considered a crucial ecosystem service?
- What makes bees the most important insect pollinators?
- What are ‘native’ and ‘solitary’ bees? How are they different from honeybees?
- What is the status of the bees in our region and what can we do to help?
This lecture will address these questions and provide information based on research done at the CDRI’s Botanical Gardens in 2006-2008.