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The amazing world of bees

This event is a part of the University of Cambridge Science Festival 2018.
When Mar 21, 2018
from 05:30 PM to 06:45 PM
Where Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences
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Contact Phone 01223 766766
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SPEAKERS:

Professor Beverley Glover (Department of Plant Sciences)

Dr Alex Murphy (Department of Plant Sciences)

Dr Gemma Cranston (Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership) 

A significant proportion of the food we eat is thanks to pollinators like bees. Along with other insects and animals, they pollinate most of our vegetables and fruits to increase crop yields and improve quality and taste. And this means they may have a key role to play in ensuring food security and nutrition for the world’s growing population.

How do bees know what to do? What affects their ability to do this? How can we help them, to make sure that we continue to have a varied and healthy diet available to us in the future?  Join a panel of experts who will discuss how bees make sense of the world around them.

This event is organised by the Cambridge Global Food Security initiative and Cambridge EIT Food programme.

 

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