Guest Speaker, Dr. Thomas Seeley, from Cornell University will join us via ZOOM and present on Swarm Intelligence in Honey Bees (how a honey bee swarm chooses its home).
The bees in a swarm make their choice of their new dwelling place collectively and democratically. They stake their future on a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus building. We will look at how these bees evaluate potential nest sites, advertise their discoveries to one another, engage in open deliberation and choose their new home. Finally, we will review "The Five Habits of Highly Effective Groups" that are found in honey bee swarms and that can be adopted by human groups to achieve a higher collective intelligence.
Dr. Seeley is also the author of several books about honey bees and swarming which will be available as door prizes!
6:00-6:45pm CABA Board Meeting
7:00-8:45pm CABA Member Meeting
Burden Museum & Garden Visitor Conference Center
4560 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA. 70809