SPECIAL EVENT: Bee Day at Harvard


Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 1:00pm to 9:00pm


The Plaza and Science Center, Hall C

Participate in a day of events and activities highlighting the importance of honeybees and beekeeping to biodiversity, the food supply, and human health. Learn more about the alarming decline of beehives (colony collapse disorder) widely documented in the U.S. and Europe.

Event Schedule
1:00–2:00 pm: The Plaza (in front of the Science Center)
Enjoy organic honey tasting at the Harvard Farmers’ Market.

4:00 pm:
Take a tour of the beehives on Harvard’s campus, led by Harvard Undergraduate Beekeepers. Preregistration required.  Please note: The tour is filled to capacity. For more information, please contact lectures@hmsc.harvard.edu.

7:00 pm: Science Center, Hall C
Film screening of More Than Honey, followed by a discussion with Dr. Alex Lu, Associate Professor of Environmental Exposure Biology, Harvard School of Public Health, about current research on the link between colony collapse disorder and the use of agricultural pesticides.

Jointly sponsored by the Harvard Museum of Natural History, Harvard Undergraduate Beekeepers, the Harvard Farmers’ Market, the Food Literacy Project, and the Cambridge Entomological Club.

All activities and events are free and open to the public.  They are located at the Plaza or the Science Center, 1 Oxford Street.