May 3, 2014 in Santa Fe & May 4, 2014 in Taos: Dr Thomas Seeley Lecture

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Kick off for the 2014 North to South New Mexico Pollinator Benefit Lecture Series starts May 3rd, 2014 as Dr. Thomas Seeley, author of Honeybee Democracy and Wisdom of the Hive presents his renowned research at the Northern NM Rocky Mountain Sweet Spring Sting Pollinator Symposium

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Keynote
Dr. Thomas Seeley, World Renowned Conservation Biologist
May 3, 2014 in the Great Hall at St. John’s College – 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca- Santa Fe, NM
10am-1pm Cost: $15
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With special screening of “The Art of Mayordomia,” Acequia Ancient Waterways
& Honey Tasting Table
*free for SJC students & staff

“My scientific work has primarily focused on understanding the phenomenon of swarm intelligence (SI): the solving of cognitive problems by a group of individuals who pool their knowledge and process it through social interactions. SI is a means whereby a group can overcome some of the cognitive limitations of its members. SI has relevance to other animals, including humans. Wherever there is collective decision-making — To better understand…we can examine natural systems that have evolved sophisticated mechanisms for achieving SI.”
http://www.cornell.edu/video/tom-seeley-honeybee-democracy

On Sunday, May 4th, 2014, Dr. Seeley will be the keynote speaker and lead a guided nature walk on feral bee habitat
@ SMU-TAOS from 1pm-4pm

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Directions to SMU-TAOS: From Taos, follow Paseo Pueblo Sur and Take Hwy 518 towards Sipapu.
Directions from SF/ABQ: Take 84/285 north towards Espanola. Stay on Hwy 68 north to Taos. Take Hwy 518 towards Sipapu.

SMU-TAOS is located a few miles past Talpa and across from Pot Creek Historical Site.

In recognition of his scientific work, Dr. Seeley has received the Alexander von Humboldt Distinguished U.S. Scientist Prize, been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, received a Gold Medal Book Award from Apimondia for The Wisdom of the Hive, and been elected a Fellow of both the Animal Behavior Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His most enduring honor is having a species of bee named after him: Neocorynurella seeleyi

Sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Survivor Queen Bee Cooperative with partial funding from New Mexico Department of Agriculture and Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (www.rmfu.org)