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What Is Happening With the Proposal for the Chinese Tallow Tree (Triadica sebifera) Insect Release?

Currently, a proposal developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ), Pests, Pathogens, and Biocontrol Permits (PPBP) is being reviewed to issue permits to release two… Read More

Call for Submissions: 2021 UF IFAS 4-H Honey Bee Essay Competition

Attention, UF IFAS 4-H’ers! The UF IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory (UF HBREL) is currently accepting submissions in response to the 2021 American Beekeeping Federation Foundation 4-H competition call for entries. Since national submissions are due… Read More

2021 Spring Virtual Bee College Registration is OPEN!

Join the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory for the 2021 Spring Virtual UF/IFAS Bee College! Image Credit: Suzy Rodriguez, Department of Entomology and Nematology Description Join the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences… Read More

Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: February 2021

Recommendations for your Florida apiary in February 2021: This calendar is meant to be a reference point for management and is not comprehensive. Additional resources: Requeening a Beehive Tools for Varroa Management Varroa Sampling Methods (video) The Benefits of Pollen to Honey Bees Preserving Woodenware… Read More

Can I touch a Wooly Bear Caterpillar?

Woolly Bear Caterpillar For the last two weeks while teaching youth about the game of disc golf, we came across big black fuzzy looking caterpillar approximately 3″ long. Of course, the kids wanted to know what it was… Read More

Beekeeping Management Calendar: December 2020

Recommendations for your apiary in December 2020: This calendar is meant to be a reference point for management and is not comprehensive. Additional resources: Tools for Varroa Management Varroa Sampling Methods (video) Bottling, Labeling, and Selling Honey in Florida The year-round Beekeeping Management Calendar can… Read More

Why We Should All Thank the Bees on Thanksgiving Day

As temperatures drop and the leaves begin to fall, we are reminded that the holiday season is upon us yet again. From casseroles and salads, to side dishes and desserts, we have a lot on our heaping plates… Read More

The Alligatorweed Stem Borer: Unsung Hero of Aquatic Weed Management

Growing up along a creek that snaked its way through my hometown in the Mississippi Delta, I knew more than most people my age about alligatorweed, the invasive water-impeding amaranth weed species clogging waterways across the Southeastern U.S…. Read More

Florida Beekeeping Calendar: September 2020

Management practices for your apiary in September: This calendar is meant to be a reference point for management and is not comprehensive. A yearly beekeeping management calendar can be found here Additional resources: Tools for Varroa Management Varroa Sampling Methods (video) Small Hive Beetle, Aethina… Read More

Research Update: Anatolian & Arabian Honey Bees

The UF/IFAS Honey Bee Laboratory has collaborated on research that led to two 2020 publications on different honey bee subspecies. Below are summaries of the research and links to the full publications. Apis mellifera anatoliaca – the Anatolian… Read More