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Loss Of Pollinators

Derek Keats

We know the world is a giant ecosystem and that we are interconnected with plants and other animals in the food chain. Perhaps the most important connection between man and animals is through pollination. Many of our major crops rely on pollinators to help crop species thrive. Bees, butterflies, other insects and larger animals play crucial roles in the pollination process but bees are disappearing in alarming numbers. Our panel will help us understand the pollination process and the mystery of the disappearing honey bees. 

Greg Clements ​- Certified Master Beekeeper and past president of the North Carolina Beekeepers Association 
Gary Pierce - Horticulture Extension Agent, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
Dr. David Tarpy - Associate Professor and Extension Apiculturist, Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University

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