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Pollinator Wanna-bees?

This is a guest post by Kelly Laplante, an undergraduate student and research assistant in the Dale Lab at the University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Department. With the arrival of spring and warmer weather, you may have… Read More

The Bumbling Lubber

This is a guest post by Mark Wilhelm, an undergraduate student and research assistant in the Dale Lab at the University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Department. Maybe you’ve seen a huge yellow or black grasshopper lumbering around… Read More

Research Update: Honey Bees and Pesticides

The UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory (HBREL) collaborated on research that led to two 2019 publications on honey bees and pesticides. Below are summaries of the research as well as links to the full publications. More… Read More

Thats not bird droppings…its a giant swallowtail butterfly caterpillar!

The giant swallowtail butterfly’s caterpillars are unmistakable.  They look like bird droppings.  These caterpillars feed on citrus plants hence the nickname “orange dog.”  The caterpillar below is feeding on Hercules club.   References Florida Museum of Natural History

UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County weed biological control agent projects over the years

Natural resource management has been my area of expertise at the UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County.  Invasive plant management has been a persistent issue needing my attention.  Fortunately for Floridians, UF/IFAS research and extension faculty are working with… Read More

Florida Atala Butterflies Back from the Brink?

The Florida atala butterfly (Eumaeus atala Poey) is a rare hairstreak butterfly characterized by satiny black wings featuring an iridescent turquois shimmer. It was thought to be extinct due to overharvest of its host plant, Zamia integrifolia (a.k.a…. Read More

5 Beekeeping Things To Do While Stuck At Home During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Many of us are transitioning to being at home during the Coronavirus. Social distancing is more important than ever. But that doesn’t mean you can’t keep yourself busy! Maybe you’re looking for a new hobby and wanting to… Read More

Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: February 2020

Recommendations for your Florida apiary in February 2020: 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