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closeup view of corner of a hivetop incubator on top of a honey bee hive box. the incubator is a wide, shallow box about two inches tall, topped with a wood panel. in the picture, near the corner of the incubator is a hole about a half-inch in diameter, and several Osmia lignaria bees are gathered on the outside of the box near the hole.

Honey Bee Heat Warms Up Fellow Pollinators for Early-Season Blooms

An incubator that draws excess heat from a honey bee hive warms up managed Osmia lignaria bees so they can pollinate early-blooming fruit trees such as cherry, apple, and almond. A new study shows the hivetop incubators are effective, with little effect on the honey bee hive temps below.

a field of yellow wildflowers extending to the horizon, with a wire fence with wooden posts in the foreground, and a blue sky with fluffy white clouds above.

Supporting Pollinator Habitats Through Operation Pollinator

Sponsored post: Biodiversity is essential for effective crop production and the health of our natural resources. Ensuring a sustainable food supply requires each of us to play a role in preserving our land and protecting pollinators and other beneficial insects and animals. Syngenta understands the importance of the interconnectedness of agriculture and nature and is committed to helping biodiversity flourish.

Laura Figueroa, Ph.D., holding two insects, one in each hand

How One Entomologist Explores Flowers’ Dual Role for Bee Health

Meet Laura Figueroa, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, whose work in bee ecology and conservation earned her a spot in the Early Career Professional Recognition Symposium at the 2022 Joint Annual Meeting of ESA, ESC, and ESBC. Learn more about Figueroa and her work in the next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.