Spivak talks honeybees with Pacific Standard

January 5, 2015

Spivak 2Marla Spivak spoke with Pacific Standard Magazine for a recent article regarding honeybees: "Marla Spivak, an entomologist from the University of Minnesota, put the bees' plight in human terms: Suppose you have the flu, she said, and you're starving, and you have to walk two miles for food, and there's a tick the size of a rabbit battened onto your neck, and when you finally reach food you find it's slightly poisonous. Well then, the flu finishes you off. Bees can contend with one or two of the three Ps, but when all three combine it becomes too much, and illness can deal the final blow.