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Why Bee Colony Decline Should Concern Everyone

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While changes to local ordinances in places like Salt Lake City have made it easier for people to keep backyard beehives, colony collapse disorder remains a serious concern. Thursday night at the Salt Lake City Main Library, Jamie Strange, Research Entomologist for the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service in Logan, will speak on “Understanding the Scope of Pollinator Declines in America: Bees and Beyond.”

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(KCPW News) While changes to local ordinances in places like Salt Lake City have made it easier for people to keep backyard beehives, colony collapse disorder remains a serious concern. Thursday night at the Salt Lake City Main Library, Jamie Strange, Research Entomologist for the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service in Logan, will speak on “Understanding the Scope of Pollinator Declines in America: Bees and Beyond.” KCPW’s Jeff Robinson asked Dr. Strange why declining bee populations should concern everyday Utahns.

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Dr. Strange will speak at 6:30 p.m. Thursday night at the Main City Library’s auditorium. He’ll be followed by a screening of the documentary “Vanishing of the Bees.”

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