The Lives of Bees: The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild

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Alberta Rose Theater

3000 NE Alberta Street · Portland, OR

How to find us

This event is also open to the public, but there will be a designated area inside for Meetup Members to get together at 6:30pm. Look for the Meetup sign.

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Details

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Time: Doors open at 6:00pm, Meetup Group at 6:30pm, Event starts at 7:00pm.

Meet inside the theater at 6:30pm to talk with your fellow group members for a bit before the show starts. Look for the Meetup sign.

Location: Alberta Rose Theatre (http://www.albertarosetheatre.com), 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR

Cost:
- $15* general admission
- $38 ticket + book combo
- $8 students with ID (minors under 21 with parent/guardian only)
Buy Online (https://www.albertarosetheatre.com/tickets.html?Page=https://public.ticketbiscuit.com/AlbertaRoseTheatre/Events/362333) or at the Alberta Rose box office

Please Note: RSVP-ing "yes" to these events does not automatically get you in the door. You MUST either purchase tickets in advance (ticket details above), or if we have not sold out, you may buy tickets at the door.

Food & Drink: Full Bar, hand pies, pizza rolls, and an assortment of sweets and snacks available.

Event Description:
Humans have kept honey bees in hives for millennia, yet only in recent decades have biologists begun to investigate how these industrious insects live in the wild. The Lives of Bees (https://press.princeton.edu/titles/13517.html) is Thomas Seeley’s captivating story of what scientists are learning about the behavior, social life, and survival strategies of honey bees living outside the beekeeper’s hive—and how wild honey bees may hold the key to reversing the alarming die-off of the planet’s managed honey bee populations.

Seeley presents an entirely new approach to beekeeping—Darwinian Beekeeping—which enables honey bees to use the toolkit of survival skills their species has acquired over the past thirty million years, and to evolve solutions to the new challenges they face today. He shows beekeepers how to use the principles of natural selection to guide their practices, and he offers a new vision of how beekeeping can better align with the natural habits of honey bees.

Dr Thomas D. Seeley (http://pages.nbb.cornell.edu/seeley.shtml) is the Horace White Professor in Biology at Cornell University. He is the author of Following the Wild Bees (https://press.princeton.edu/titles/30298.html), Honeybee Democracy (https://press.princeton.edu/titles/9267.html), and Honeybee Ecology (https://press.princeton.edu/titles/2355.html) as well as The Wisdom of the Hive (http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674953765).

Event Website
https://viaproductions.org/events/alberta_may_15_bees/

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*A note on the ticket price: Science on Tap is largely supported by money collected at the door, and this theater is larger and more expensive than our previous venues. We are committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if the ticket price is a hardship for you, please contact [masked] for reduced-price tickets.