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Sun, 23rd Oct 2005

Social Insects, Biting Bugs and a Potted History of Honey

This week we get bitten by the bug as Dr Ian Burgess from Insect Research and Development Limited talks about the nasties that nibble us at night, Dr William Foster from the Department of Zoology at Cambridge University discusses social insects and how individuals in the colonies communicate, Bee Wilson, historian of ideas, food columnist and author of The Hive, describes the useful properties of honey, and Megan Frederickson from Stanford University reveals the horticulturalist responsible for Devil's Gardens in the Amazonian rainforest.

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