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0000017c-83f8-d4f8-a77d-b3fd0cf60000On August 9, 2018, the dedication and ribbon cutting were held for the Stone Family Center for Health Sciences in downtown Evansville. The facility will house numerous health professions programs for the University of Evansville, the University of Southern Indiana and the Indiana University Medical School Evansville campus. The programs will work side by side to create a transformational approach to health care and medical education.

Wesselman Nature executive director says bees make him a better botanist

Cass Herrington

The science community has been buzzing about the impact of neonicotinoid pesticides on bee populations. The conversation received more international attention this week after Swedish researchers published a study in Nature that found that bees are attracted to pollen with traces of the neonics.

Wesselman Nature Society Executive Director John Scott Foster says that's just one piece of the puzzle in understanding why the bee population has been in decline in recent years.  Foster says mites pose another threat to bees, particularly in the winter months.

WNIN's Cass Herrington spoke to Foster to understand the bee's role in the diversity of the ecosystem, and of course, in making its prized golden, sweet substance -- honey.

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