No bees, no pollination. No pollination, no plants. No plants, no animals, no food. Sounds more like a sci-fi movie than something real-life, but there may come a time when we might miss the buzz of honeybees. And at the rate bees are disappearing, the idea isnt so far off. Colony collapse disorder, a phenomenon created by pesticides, introduced pathogens, viruses and perhaps GMO foods, leaves healthy and active hives dead and gone across the nation. Texas Discovery Gardens' new exhibit, Global Swarming: Reflection and Exploration of Colony Collapse Disorder, investigates the roles honeybees play in food production and where the world population will be without them. TDG partnered with Texas WAX/Dallas to provide visual elements to the exhibit. It opens Tuesday and runs through Monday, January 4, 2010. The cost of the exhibit is included in full garden admission. For more information, call 214-428-7476 or visit texasdiscoverygardens.org.
Sept. 1-Jan. 4, 2009