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Old 06-19-2007, 02:22 PM
 
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Tell your spouse it isn't about the beer, it's for the enlightenment!

Exploring the fascinating world inside the hive: insights into honey bees and beekeeping

Tuesday, June 19, 2007
7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Location: Tir Na Nog, 218 South Blount St.
Speaker: David R. Tarpy, PhD, North Carolina State University


Ever wonder how many flowers a bee needs to visit in order to make one teaspoon of honey? Do you understand the "birds and the bees" for bees? Did you know that honey bees have the only abstract language in the animal kingdom besides our own? Indeed, honey bees are among the best studied —and most intriguing — animals on the planet.

Honey bees are also an integral component of agriculture, providing pervasive and largely under-appreciated pollination benefits to crops and wild plants, as well as the economies and ecosystems that depend on them. Recent history shows that this asset is dynamic, prone to perturbations, and itself worthy of conservation efforts. The introduction and spread of exotic honey bee parasites beginning in the 1980s, a newly characterized phenomenon termed Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), and the imminent spread of Africanized bees from Florida are all significant challenges that beekeepers face every day to maintain the indispensable contribution of honey bees to human society.

About the Speaker
Dr. David R. Tarpy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Entomology at NC State University and North Carolina's Extension Apiculturist (honey bee specialist). His research interests address the biology and behavior of honey bee queens — using techniques including field manipulations, behavioral observation, instrumental insemination, and molecular genetics — in order to better understand their biology and improve the overall health of queens and their colonies. As Extension Apiculturist, he coordinates the NC Master Beekeeper Program (currently with over 3,400 participants), maintains an apiculture web site dedicated to the dissemination of information and understanding of honey bees and their management, and spearheads numerous outreach projects such as the New Beekeeper Cost-sharing program that created hundreds of new beekeepers within the state.
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Old 06-20-2007, 10:47 PM
 
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ROFL! My hubby and I love this type of thing. DO they ever have live music? Do they sell cigars? MMmmmm Smithwick's on tap? fish and chips, boxties?
Thanks for posting that.
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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wow... Tir na nog used to have really weird, awful singers in there...now they have entomology professors. That's very interesting.
I'm thinking the honey bee thing is probably WAYYYY better than the music they used to have. They may really be onto something there, offering intellectual seminars combined with alcoholic beverages and food.
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Austin TX
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Did anyone make it to the bee lecture I'm curious how well attended it was. Neat idea.

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wow... Tir na nog used to have really weird, awful singers in there...now they have entomology professors. That's very interesting.
I'm thinking the honey bee thing is probably WAYYYY better than the music they used to have. They may really be onto something there, offering intellectual seminars combined with alcoholic beverages and food.
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