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Saturday Morning Science to focus on declining honeybee population April 1

The public is invited to this weekend’s Saturday Morning Science program at The University of Toledo titled, “From Pollen to Honey: What are the Bees Telling Us?”

The free event featuring guest presenter Joan Mandell, beekeeper and educator at City Bees Detroit and Green Toe Gardens, is 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1 in the Memorial Field House Room 2100 on UT Main Campus.

“We should all be concerned about our declining honeybee populations and endangered wild bee species,” Mandell said. “Insects, primarily bees, pollinate one third of the food we eat. So fewer bees means less food. The loss of bees is an important signal that our ecosystem is out of balance.”

The Saturday Morning Science lecture series at UT presented by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics features presentations on a broad range of topics in science and technology.

“Saturday Morning Science is an opportunity for members of the Toledo community to learn about topics that have an impact on our environment from people with firsthand knowledge,” Dr. John Bellizzi, associate professor of Biochemistry and co-director of Saturday Morning Science, said. “It’s our goal to help connect our audiences with experts that can help them understand highly technical issues, improve their appreciation of the natural world, and empower them to make educated decisions and be informed, involved citizens.”

The next Saturday Morning Science program will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 29 in the Memorial Field House Room 2100 and feature the topic, “From the Stone Age to Today: Why Do Humans Love Music?”

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