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A Honey of a Bee: Fascinating facts from our flower-loving friends,


September 11, 2017, 7:30pm- A Honey of a Bee: Fascinating facts from our flower-loving friends, Randy C. Morgan, Emeritus Curator-Insectarium, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

The familiar honey bee Apis mellifera is a vitally important agricultural pollinator threatened by many human activities. It is also a behaviorally fascinating insect. This talk celebrates honey bees’ sophisticated social organization, intimate association with flowers, and past and present relationships with humans. We will also explore the wonderful ways honey bees sense their world and communicate with nest mates including their astonishing waggle dance language.

Randy is an entomologist and holds an M.S. in entomology from the University of Wisconsin. He worked at the Cincinnati Zoo Insectarium for 32 years and is now retired from his position as Curator of Invertebrates, Reptiles & Amphibians. At the zoo he managed a diverse collection of live insects and other small animals for public educational display and developed a world-class exhibit. Randy has received significant recognition and awards for his work. He has been a beekeeper for nearly 40 years, is active in the South Western Ohio Beekeepers Association and loves to share his passion for honey bees and the other little animals that propel and shape our living world.

Audubon Miami Valley will meet in the conference room of the Lebanon Citizens National Bank building at 30 West Park Place. These meetings are free and open to the public.


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