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Burger and Beer
Science on Tap
A new monthly lecture series at UMD that explores the latest discoveries in science and technology in a relaxed atmosphere with food and drink
Sammy Ramsey with Bees
What's Eating
the Bees?
Samuel Ramsey
Entomology graduate student and winner of the 2017 Three-Minute Thesis Competition
Photo: John T. Consoli

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.

Milkboy Art House

MilkBoy ArtHouse
7416 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

Space is limited.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Happy hour specials will be available until 7 p.m.

Questions? Contact Abby Robinson at or 301-405-5845.

There's a parasite on our honey bees—and researchers agree that it tops the list of stress factors for honey bee health. The parasite, called Varroa destructor, is similar in proportion to humans having a tick the size of their hand. This creature exists, to some extent, in virtually every honey bee colony. Scientists believed for more than half a century that the mite consumes small amounts of bee blood. Now, they know that the mite liquifies a bee's liver and sucks part of the liver out of the bee's body. Knowing how the mite feeds, researchers can develop more effective treatment methods and find ways to remediate the negative health effects associated with parasitic feeding.

This event is a partnership with The Clarice and MilkBoy ArtHouse, a local crossroads for dynamic entertainment, social gathering and creative dining in downtown College Park, Maryland.

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