Floral Pharmacies for Native Bees

A bumblebee at a purple flower
  • Tuesday September 14, 2021
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Rebecca E. Irwin Professor
  • NC State University
  • Audience: 12 and older
  • Curriculum Correlation: (1.L.1.1)(1.L.1.2)(1.L.1.3)(3.L.2.1)(4.L.1.1)(4.L.1.2)(4.L.1.3)(4.L.1.4)(EX.4.L.1.1)(EX.4.L.1.4)(5.L.2.3)(6.L.1.1)(EX.6.L.1.1)(EX.7.L.1.1)(EX.7.L.1.2)(EX.7.L.1.3)(8.L.1.1)(8.L.3.2)

A number of stressors are driving bee declines, including parasitism. Irwin will share with you research documenting how nectar and pollen from certain plant species can be important in reducing parasitism and increasing bee health.