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.
From Zookeeper to Beekeeper: How One Entomologist Found Her Way to Bee Research
Meet Ashley Mortensen, Ph.D., senior scientist in the Bee Biology and Productivity Team at the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research, former veterinary nurse and zookeeper, 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.
Survey Shines Light on Beekeepers’ Efforts to Manage Varroa Mites
Nonchemical Varroa-management methods are more common among small-scale beekeepers, but chemical varroacides show wide use among all types.