Townhall: Thomas Seeley: ‘Honeybee Democracy’

Honeybees make decisions collectively—and democratically: Every year, their life-or-death relocation process relies on collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus-building. For us humans, of course, the big debates come every two or four years. Just in time for the latest round of debate, Cornell biology professor and beekeeper Thomas Seeley, author of Honeybee Democracy, returns to Town Hall after a popular November 2010 appearance. This encore talk looks at just what these bees could teach us: collective wisdom and effective decision-making, the importance of debate, seeking diverse solutions, and minimizing a leader’s influence. Presented as part of Seattle Science Lectures with University Book Store, and the Puget Sound Beekeepers Association. Series sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU.

Advance tickets are $5 at or 888/[masked] and at the door beginning at 6:30 pm.

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  • Michael

    Since Jon won't be able to make it, I've offered to act as a contact point for anyone who wants to get together afterwards to have a discussion. I'll be in the back-right of the room, anyone who's interested can text or call me at [masked]

    October 23, 2012

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