Honey Bees Show a Taste for Soybean in New Study
Soybean's reputation as a poor source of nectar for honey bees may be undeserved, as a study of honey bee pollen samples and waggle dances shows a clear attraction to nearby soybean fields.
Could Carbon Dioxide Be a New Tool Against Varroa Mites?
A new study shows storing honey bee colonies with elevated levels of carbon dioxide reduces levels of Varroa mites, a method that might prove useful in reducing beekeepers' winter colony losses.
One Entomologist’s Quest to Develop IPM Approaches for Beekeepers in Florida
Meet Cameron Jack, Ph.D., entomologist and lecturer at the University of Florida, beekeeping expert, and subject of the next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.
Use Miticides Wisely: Protect the Hive, but Save the Queen
Varroa mites are a constant threat to managed honey bee hives, but the most commonly used pesticide used against the mites appears to have negative effects on honey bee queens’ reproductive patterns. A new study explores these effects and offers beekeepers insight on balancing mite management and hive health.