If you’re in the area of Rockford, Illinois tomorrow afternoon, I’ll be at the Discovery Center Museum speaking about bees & pollination, along with beekeeper Phillip Raines.
I can almost guarantee that the most entertaining part of the afternoon will be watching me squirm during a screening of Vanishing of the Bees, another of those documentary films that blames pesticides* for colony collapse disorder, despite uncertain and contradictory evidence. Will I remain cool, tactful, and professional? Or will I drop into a seething, spittle-flecked rant in front of dozens of schoolchildren? Yes, you probably won’t want to miss that.
More seriously, honey bees have been on the decline since the 1940s in this country, as have other important pollinators. I will be addressing why this matters.
Here are the details:
The Buzz About Bees
Sunday, May 22, 1:00-4:00pm
Discovery Center Museum
711 North Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103