Your Call: Where are the bees and the butterflies?

May 11, 2015

On the May 11th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about efforts to restore pollinator habitats. Thousands of species of bees and butterflies are under threat. With 90 percent of the world’s flowering species requiring insects or other animals for pollination, how is the decline of bees and butterflies affecting our food supply and our landscapes? It’s Your Call with me, Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Dr. Eric Mussen, internationally known bee expert, who served for 38 years as Extension apiculturist at UC Davis

Ellen Zagory, director of public horticulture at UC Davis Arboretum and Public Gardens

Web resources:

Wired: Beyond Honeybees – Now Wild Bees and Butterflies May Be in Trouble

TakePart: Colony Collapse Disorder is Not What You Think

Reuters: US to Halt Expanded Use of Some Insecticides Amid Honeybee Decline

ARS: Honeybee Health and Colony Collapse Disorder