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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Treehugger Tuesday

National Public Radio's weekly show "Science Friday" recently did a piece on bees entitled "Getting the Springtime Buzz on Bees". Besides being really interesting, one of the show's guest experts was John Ascher of the American Museum of Natural History. John is a friend and local birder who's research has documented over 100 species of bees in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. He was also instrumental in identifying a new species of bee:

With warmer weather (hopefully) just around the corner, what can we expect this spring from some of nature's most important pollinators? Plus, new research on the electric fields in flowers and the effect of caffeine on honeybees offers fascinating glimpses into bee behavior.

You can listen to the podcast below:

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