Marla Spivak
Marla Spivak speaks at TED about bee's behavior

Marla Spivak: Why bees are disappearing

In this enlightening TED talk, Dr. Marla Spivak sheds light on the interrelated issues creating colony collapse disorder and the simple way in which we, humans on the planet, can begin to support a change that would improve bee health and our own lives!

Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in amazing harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying en masse? Marla Spivak reveals four reasons which are interacting with tragic consequences. This is not simply a problem because bees pollinate a third of the world’s crops. Could this incredible species be holding up a mirror for us?

Marla Spivak researches bees’ behavior and biology in an effort to preserve this threatened, but ecologically essential, insect.

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