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Bees at Home: the Natural History of Bumble Bee Nesting
January 13, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST
Bumble bees are among the best-studied invertebrates, yet a number of aspects of these important pollinators’ life history remain uncertain. One of these is the ecology of nest founding by queens in spring, and more broadly, behaviors in the nest. More than one-quarter of North American bumble bee species are currently at some degree of extinction risk, so we urgently need more information on how nesting biology impacts colony development and reproduction, and how a changing environment affects bumble bee nesting behavior. In this webinar, we’ll examine what is known of bumble bee nesting biology, and consider some unanswered questions about how cooperation and conflict structure the social lives and growth of bumble bee colonies. Along the way, we’ll answer questions about what queens are up to in early spring and how people can support bumble bees populations.
This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.
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