Talking about Colony Collapse Disorder
Last year I wrote an article for Penn State Agriculture on Colony Collapse Disorder in honeybees and the research going on at Penn State to help address this crisis. That work continues. One of the people I interviewed, Dennis vanEngelsdorp, works for Penn State's Entomology Department and is the Acting State Apiarist for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. vanEngelsdorp is one of those rare experts who not only has passion for his work but can speak plainly and passionately about it as is evident in the video below.
I found the vanEngelsdorp video by accident while looking at another excellent presentation on TED.com. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design and presents the best and brightest from around the world. It is definitely worth a look and I will start you off with two presentations.
The first is by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love. If you have ever wondered why geniuses and creative people are the way they are and not more like the engineers and business people you might know then you need to watch this.
And the second is a talk by Dr. James Watson, co-discoverer of the DNA helix. Wonder how scientists discover the things they do? Watch this talk.
Amazing words from amazing people. I love working here.