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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.
What makes a flower worthy of "pollinator friendly" status? And how is that measured? A new study makes strides toward a more standardized and scalable approach for measuring plants' pollinator attractiveness.
Small hive beetles (Aethina tumida) can cause substantial damage in commercial honey bee colonies in North America. Both larval and adult beetles consume hive products and honey bee eggs and larvae, creating a slimy waste in the process. A new guide discusses the biology and management of these pests and highlights current gaps in our knowledge.
Could specialty cut flowers grown in high tunnels attract pollinators to nearby agricultural crops—and provide growers with a supplemental income source? A research team in Wyoming finds promising results.