This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 5th Sep 2018
On Wednesday 5th September we’re pleased to welcome Dr Becky Nesbit, who will be asking the question “Honeybees or Hairworms – which would you save?” to explore conservation priorities and the nature of “Natural”.
Ecologist and writer Rebecca Nesbitt trained honeybees to detect explosives before starting a career in science communication. She currently works for Nobel Media, visiting universities around the world with Nobel Laureates
She published her first novel in 2014, and a popular science book ‘Is that Fish in your Tomato?’ in July 2017.
‘Save the Honeybee’ stories are never far from the news, but is the species really under threat? Given that they are managed by beekeepers, should we see them as livestock not wildlife? Parasites such as the hairworm, on the other hand seldom attract attention – would they be a better use of conservation funds? This PubSci, Dr Rebecca Nesbit will examine how we set conservation priorities, and whether the arguments for protecting nature really stack up. Expect lively debate!
Cost: Free of Charge
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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.2018-09-05 2018-09-05 Europe/London Dr Becky Nesbit – Honeybees or Hairworms? Dr Becky Nesbit will be asking the question “Honeybees or Hairworms – which would you save?” to explore conservation priorities and the nature of “Natural”. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/09/05/dr-becky-nesbit-honeybees-or-hairworms-180169 The Old King's Head,47-49 Borough High Street,London,
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