Bees in the Service of Food Security: Challenging the Crisis

20 April 2015, 8:30 
The Porter School of Environmental Studies, Room 101 
Free
Bees in the Service of Food Security: Challenging the Crisis

A Manna Center Program for Food Safety & Security Symposium, in partnership with TAU Botanical Garden and the Porter School of Environmental Studies.

 

Attendance is free, however we ask that you please register here to help us prepare for your food security needs accordingly.

 

The event will take place in Room 101, The Porter School of Environmental Studies Building. For directions, click here.

 

Program

8:30     Gathering

 

9:00     Opening Remarks:

Prof. Nir Ohad, Head, Manna Center Program for Food Safety & Security

Prof. Danny Chamovitz, Dean, George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences

Prof. Dan Rabinowitz, Head of The Porter School of Environmental Studies

Dr. Yuval Sapir, Director, Tel Aviv University Botanical Garden

 

9:30     Session 1: Overview: Bees and crop pollination from global and local perspectives (Chair: Prof. Dan Eisikowitch)

Prof. Peter Kevan (Guelph University, Canada) – Crop pollination by bees, global overview

Dr. Arnon Dag (Volcani Center, ARO) - To bee or not to be: The importance of managed bees for the Israeli agriculture

 

10:40   Session 2: The phenomenon of honeybee collapse (Chair: Prof. Marcelo Sternberg)

Dr. Victoria Soroker (Volcani Center, ARO) – Colony losses in Israel and world wide

Prof. Sharoni Shafir (HUJI) – The role of honeybee behavior in crop pollination

 

11:30   Coffee Break

 

12:00   Session 3: Walk on the Wild Side: Alternatives for Honeybee Pollination (Chair: Dr. Yuval Sapir)

Dr. Yael Mandelik (HUJI) – Overview: The contribution of wild pollinators to crop pollination

Dr. Gidi Pisanty (TAU) – An ecological profile of crop pollinators in Israel

Dr. Ariella Gotlib (Volcani Center, ARO) – Effects of honey bees (Apis mellifera) on local plant and bee communities in the Israeli Rift Valley 

 

13:20   Session 4: Broad Spectrum of Pollination, Panel Discussion (Chair: Prof. Peter Kevan)

Dr. Yael Mandelik (HUJI)

Dr. Shimon Steinberg (BioBee)

Dr. Arnon Dag (Volcani Center, ARO)

 

14:00   Light lunch

 

14:30   Bee-Focused tour in the Botanical Garden led by Dr. Yuval Sapir and Gidi Pisanti

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