National experts Dr. May Berenbaum, Professor and Department Head of Entomology, University of Illinois-Urbana (UIUC) and Dr. Dennis van Engelsdorp, Apiarist for the State of Pennsylvania, will be joined by Dr. Erik Whalen-Pedersen, President of the Northern Illinois Beekeeper's Association and UIUC student researcher Cindy McDonnell to form a distinguished panel to describe the phenomenon termed as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and discuss its impact on the world's food basket, the environment, and the economy.
Honeybees ensure our country's food supply. More than 100 agricultural crops are pollinated by honeybees and a third of the food that Americans consume comes directly from pollination. The continued decline in honeybee survival may signal increased food prices and decreased food availability.
Recorded Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at Chicago State University.