Changes in the Relationship between Humans and Bees

Candelaria, Laura (2012) Changes in the Relationship between Humans and Bees. [Abstract]

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Abstract

Bees play important role in many areas, within almost all societies. The role of this genus of insect is often overlooked, despite the vital role that it plays in modern subsistence, culture, and other, less well-known areas. This research explores the role of bees through time and across cultures. By using an ecological anthropology approach, the relationship between bees and humans can be seen in a different light. Archaeological, historical and current information are combined to provide new insight into the relationship between people and bees. This understanding can then be used to guide actions that will better utilize bees and help to conserve both bees and other species within the environment that we depend upon. Bees and beekeepers throughout the world face many challenges today. The general public does not generally understand the multiple roles of bees. Creating awareness of the issues surrounding bee health and diversity is critical in maintaining our agriculture system and the broader ecological environment.

Item Type: Abstract
Created by Student or Faculty: Student
Additional Information: 7th Annual Natural & Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium Program
Uncontrolled Keywords: ecological anthropology, Biodiversity, Agricultural ecology, Habitat, Insect communities, Ecological disturbances, Nature conservation
Subjects: School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Anthropology
School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Environmental Studies
School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Geosciences
NBS Symposium
Depositing User: Alejandro Marquez
Date Deposited: 10 May 2013 13:21
Last Modified: 10 May 2013 13:21
URI: http://eprints.fortlewis.edu/id/eprint/270


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