Unpacking the "Save the Bees" campaign

Sunday, 3 September 2023 - 10:00am to 10:30am

"Save the bees" has become an environmental catch cry – but with honeybees colonies on the rise, what bee species are in need of saving and how should we go about saving them?

This episode we chat with Dr Kit Prendergast about invasive bee colonies and their impact on Australia’s ecosystem. We also dive into Dr Prendergast’s research into bee hotels and their efficacy in helping support native bee populations in the backyard and bush.

You can find The Conversation article referenced in todays show here: https://theconversation.com/the-feral-flying-under-the-radar-why-we-need-to-rethink-european-honeybees-207153

And you can find the referenced research into bee hotels here: https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s11252-023-01381-5.pdf?pdf=button

Image credit to Dr Prendergast: https://twitter.com/BeeBabette/status/1309777512587644929/photo/2


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Sunday 11:00am to 11:30am
Local and global environmental issues from grassroots, activist perspectives with a strong social justice focus. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.


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