Thu, Oct 27|
The Interfaith Center
Wonder of Nature Dinner and Dialogue
A Honey of a Bee: Fascinating facts from our flower-loving friends Speaker: Randy C. Morgan, Emeritus Curator-Insectarium, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Time & Location
Oct 27, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
The Interfaith Center, 16 S Campus Ave, Oxford, OH 45056, USA
About the event
The familiar honey bee Apis mellifera is a vitally important agricultural pollinator threatened by many human activities. It is also a behaviorally fascinating insect. This talk celebrates honey bees’ sophisticated social organization, intimate association with flowers, and past and present relationships with humans. We will also explore the wonderful ways honey bees sense their world and communicate with nest mates including their astonishing waggle dance language.
Speaker: Randy C. Morgan, Emeritus Curator-Insectarium, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Bio: Randy holds an M.S. in Entomology from the University of Wisconsin. He worked at the Cincinnati Zoo Insectarium for 32 years and is now retired from his position as Curator of Invertebrates, Reptiles & Amphibians. At the Zoo he managed a diverse collection of live insects and other small animals for public educational display and developed world-class exhibits. Randy has been a beekeeper for 44+ years, is active in the South Western Ohio Beekeepers Association and loves to share his passion for honey bees and the other little animals that propel and shape.