April 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
CSPS "C" Space
Urban Bees and the Problems They Face @ CSPS "C" Space

Join University of Iowa Professor Dr. Hendrix as he talks about Iowa’s wild bees. Like honey bees, wild bees provide pollinator services critical to our food supply and ultimately our health. But also like honey bees, wild bees are declining. They can, however, can be protected through small restorations and urban gardens which in turn can improve suburban pollination supply-demand imbalances. Of particular importance is that a high diversity of plants supports a high diversity of bees, and some species of plants are better in supporting bees than others.