Exploring the Decline of Bees - Colony Collapse Disorder
  • Eden Project, Core Suite, Boldelva, Cornwall PL24 2SG

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Final year students on Plymouth University's BSc (Hons) Horticulture degree at Duchy College have organised a free symposium at the Eden Project on the topic of Colony Collapse Disaster.

Colony Collapse Disorder is a recent phenomenon which has caused widespread bee disappearence. We will be exploring this recent issue and assessing potential causes, the effects of CCD on the environment and business and how the issue can be alleviated. The results of extensive research will be collated in this symposium; these results are not always conclusive, and are sometimes surprising!

Topics under discussion are:

  • Introduction – Bee decline in the UK
  • Analysing the effects of pesticides
  • Multiple interacting factors contributing to bee decline in the UK
  • Ecological impacts of bee decline
  • Business and economic impacts
  • Governmental and industry responses to declining bee populations
  • Keynote speakers include Dr Ros Shaw and Rodger Dewhurst.

This event is sponsored by the Eden Project, Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association, Royal Cornwall Show and The Lost Gardens of Heligan.


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