Recommendations for your apiary in November 2019: This calendar is meant to be a reference point for management and is not comprehensive. The year-round Beekeeping Management Calendar can be found here: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in848 Originally published November, 2016. Revised and republished November, 2019.
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Ecosystem Services Our environment provides numerous benefits that are vital to our health and economic livelihood. These environmental benefits are called ecosystem services. Ecosystem services are classified into four major categories: regulating, provisional, cultural, and supporting services. It… Read More
Although mosquitoes are the first insect we think of when talking blood-feeding insects- there are a few others that can make our skin crawl at the thought of them on us or in our homes. The insects discussed… Read More
Of the one million identified insect species worldwide, less than 1% are considered true pests. Those pest insects are either harmful to us, to our food crops, or to our homes. They can also cause aesthetic damage. To… Read More
Well the temperatures have only slightly cooled, but the day lengths are definitely getting shorter. Don’t worry, the fall colors of central Florida have arrived! As we get ready to turn the clock back, check out some of… Read More
Management of honey bees can seem overwhelming. Have you considered keeping honey bees but you don’t know where to start? This blog article will outline seasonal chores and time scales to prepare you for many of the tasks. One of… Read More
By Katie Ray, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Intern Happy Halloween from UF/IFAS CAIP! To celebrate the scariest day of the year, we have gathered up five of the spookiest invasive plants haunting around the… Read More
Mulches for the Landscape Residents that prefer to use organic mulches in their landscape beds have several options to choose from that provide many benefits to Florida’s sandy soils and plants. Types and Benefits of Organic Mulch… Read More
You may be familiar with Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM (FFL), but have you heard the term Sustainable Landscaping? Sustainable Landscaping is a new class being offered in the FFL program at UF/IFAS Extension Orange County. Sustainability is defined by the Oxford… Read More
Click on the image below to download your free copy of the Brazilian peppertree integrated management guide for 2019.