By BRIAN JOHNSON
[4/25/12] Bees are a vital part of our ecosystem, but they're declining at alarming rates. It's called colony collapse and it affects humans more than you may think… Marla Spivak, director of the Bee Lab at the University of Minnesota, will join the discussion. Minnesota Public Radio Daily Circuit
Frontiers in the Environment: Getting Bees Back on Their Own Six Feet (12/5/2012)
Marla Spivak, MacArthur Fellow
Colony collapse disorder, the syndrome causing honey bees (Apis mellifera) to suddenly and mysteriously disappear from their hives, first captured public attention in 2007. Since then, the story of vanishing honey bees has pervaded everything from ice cream marketing campaigns to plots for The Simpsons. The untold story is that these losses are a capstone to more than a half-century of losses beekeepers have faced since agricultural practices changed after World War II. The larger story still is that other bees are also suffering, and in some cases their fates are far worse. Spivak will review current research on bee health and discuss ways everyone can help bees get back on their own six feet.
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The Splendid Table Episode 482: Honey Bees (5/12/2012)
This week, Lynne is out of the studio and into the world of honey bees with University of Minnesota researcher Marla Spivak.
After slow start, beekeeping permits jump in Minneapolis (4/25/2012)
The number of requests for beekeeping permits is spiking in Minneapolis, nearly two years after it was legalized… Others cities have also acted in recent years, said Gary Reuter, who works for the University of Minnesota's entomology department.
The plight of the bees (4/25/2012)
Bees are a vital part of our ecosystem, but they're declining at alarming rates. It's called colony collapse and it affects humans more than you may think… Marla Spivak, director of the Bee Lab at the University of Minnesota, will join the discussion.
Why California Almonds Need North Dakota Flowers (And A Few Billion Bees) (2/14/2012)
This is one of those stories that reminds us that everything really is connected to everything else. Here's the web of connections: a threat to California's booming almond business; hard times for honeybees in North Dakota; and high corn prices… Beekeepers are telling Euliss that they're worried, that these changes are bad for bees. And Euliss, together with a group of other scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the University of Minnesota, is trying to measure the impact of those changes.
The Art of Discovery: Carl Flink & Marla Spivak (11/2/2011)
Driven to Discover: Bees (10/14/2011)
This ad features star faculty Marla Spivak and BFA grad Ricardo Vazquez. Spivak is working to protect our bee populations with the help of her students.Her team is developing practical methods to protect honey bees from decimation by disease. This year's campaign ads focus on the value and distinctiveness of the student experience at the U. They are an evolution of Driven to Discover and have a more youthful feel, signaling a renewed commitment to the student experience. These spots will begin to air October 16 for two months.
A higher state of beeing (10/14/2011)
Growing up in a coastal Brazilian town, Renata Borba loved to surf year-round. And as a student at the University of Ceara, she came to love honeybees.
But that university requires students to spend their final semester in an internship outside its walls. So Borba applied to study bees through the Minnesota Agricultural Student Trainee (MAST) program, which could have sent her anywhere in the United States.
Kaler's inauguration week includes campus tours and community visits (9/20/2011)
This week is the official inauguration of the University of Minnesota's 16th president, Eric Kaler, and as part of the festivities he's been touring campus and meeting the university's community stakeholders. On Monday, he visited the Bee Lab and turfgrass research on campus; Tuesday morning, he met with agricultural industry representatives and ag students from Forest Lake high school at the Fran and Mary Ann Miron farm near Hugo. Photos of Bee Lab visit
U of M Moment -- Queen Bee discusses honeybee's plight (6/16/2011)
U of M entomologist Marla Spivak is a world-renowned expert on the subject of bees and beekepping, and was awarded a MacArthur "Genius Grant" last year.
Classes Without Quizzes features everyday science (3/25/2011)
This years keynote speaker will be professor Marla Spivak, a world-renowned expert on bees and recent recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant."
U of M Moment: Beekeepers seek to educate public (3/10/2011)
Entomologist Gary Reuter from the U of M Bee Lab discusses the beekeeping short course offered at the Bell Museum of Natural History.
Marla Spivak, 2010 MacArthur Fellow (9/28/2010)
Research helping bees help themselves (9/20/2012)
City of lakes and honey (7/16/2012)
Mpls students to learn from honeybees (5/7/2012)
Are bees pets? (5/1/2012)
'Superbee's' creation has industry abuzz (11/28/2011)
In search of a better bee (11/27/2011)
The important life of bees (7/19/2011)
Beekeepers stung by tax proposal (4/2/2011)
Proposal to tax Calif. beekeepers stirs up swarm (3/30/2011)
Grant gives U bee prof big buzz (3/29/2011)
Local food championed at annual forum (3/23/2011)
Bringing back the bees (3/24/2011)
Inside the Mad Science of 7 Renegade Researchers (2/28/2011)