Vanishing Bees: Science, Politics, And Honeybee Health, With Daniel Kleinman

6:00 pm on Thursday, October 24, 2019
8:00 pm on Thursday, October 24, 2019
Vanishing Bees takes readers inside the debates over widespread honeybee deaths, introducing the various groups with a stake in solving the mystery of colony collapse disorder (CCD), including beekeepers, entomologists, growers, agrichemical companies, and government regulators. Drawing from extensive interviews and first-hand observations, Sainath Suryanarayanan and Daniel Lee Kleinman examine how members of each group have acquired, disseminated, and evaluated knowledge about CCD and exploring the often-contentious interactions among different groups, detailing how they assert authority, gain trust, and build alliances. At this event, Kleinman—author and associate provost for graduate affairs as well as College of Arts & Sciences professor of sociology—will lead a discussion about his book, and Janine Sciarappa, a core chef instructor in pastry for the Certificate Program in Culinary Arts at BU, will provide a honey-based treat to sample.