Vanishing Bees and the Politics of Knowledge
Date: Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
Time: 1:30 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Room 147, Center for the Sciences
Contact: berman, Danielle Berman
Sari Suryanarayanan, Ph.D. and postdoctoral researcher at UW-Madison, will be giving a talk titled: "Vanishing Bees and the Politics of Knowledge."
The talk will explore:
How do historically influenced relationships between entomologists, honey bee scientists,, regulators, and beekeepers affect what we (don't) know about Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)--a perplexing phenomenon of widespread honey bee deaths? How does the accepted knowledge stand to affect the lives of various stakeholders? My presentation explores these questions in the context of a controversy over the role of certain insecticides in CCD.
This event is free and open to students, faculty, and staff.