Professor Laurence Packer in the Faculty of Science & Engineering's Department of Biology spoke to Global News February 12 about the sudden death of the Royal Ontario Museum's bee colony. Over 20,000 bees died in a 48-hour period.
You can watch the segment on the Global News website.
Packer is a bee expert who has studied colony death and the decline of wild bee populations over the last decade and is the author of Keeping the Bees: Why the World's Bees are in Trouble and What We Can Do to Save Them.
For suggestions about what you can do to help global bee populations in your own backyard, watch Packer's youtube clip on planting bee-friendly gardens.
Posted by Elizabeth Monier-Williams, research communications officer, with files courtesy of YFile– York University’s daily e-bulletin