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Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: August 2022


August 2, 2022

Honey beekeeping management practices for your Florida apiary in August: This beekeeping calendar is a tool for all beekeepers in Florida, small scale to commercial operations. This calendar is meant to be a reference point for beekeeping ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Beekeeping, Beekeeping Calendar, Bees, Bug, Entomology, Honey Bee, Honey Bees, Honeybee, Management Calendar, Pest Management, UF/IFAS, UFBugs, UFHoneyBee, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension

How Can a “Bee Box” Help Protect a Beehive?


June 24, 2021

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that when used according to the label, pesticides “Do not cause an unreasonable risk of harm to people or the environment”. All too often it is believed that pollinators (particularly ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Amy Vu, Brett Bultemeier, Educational Training, Honey Bee, Honey Bee Research And Extension Lab, Honey Bees, Honeybee, Insects, Integrated Pest Management, Jamie Ellis, Pest, Pest Management, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticides, Pests, Pollination, Pollinator Week Cross Pollination, Pollinators, Pollinatorweek, Sylvia Willis, Ufhbrel, UFHoneyBee, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension

Landscaping for Biodiversity


June 17, 2020

This is a guest post by Kendall Stacey, University of Florida graduate and current laboratory research technician in the Dale Lab. In a time when many people are staying home, gardening and landscaping has become an increasingly popular hobby. ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bees, Biodiversity, Biological Control, Birds, Butterflies, Entomology, Landscape, Native, Pest Management, UFBugs, UFIFASExtension

Pollinator Wanna-bees?


May 22, 2020

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 noticed ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Beneficial, Beneficial Insects, Biological Control, Entomology, Insects, Pest Management, Pollinators, UFBugs, UFIFASExtension, What's Bugging You?

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Covid-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic
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Research update: Honey Bee Nutrition


November 15, 2019

The UF/IFAS Honey Bee Lab has collaborated on research that has led to two publications related to honey bee nutrition in 2019. Below are summaries of the research and the links to their full publications. More publications from the UF/IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bees, Honeybee, Pollination, UFBugs, UFHoneyBeeLab

Bug Word of the Day: Central-Place Forager


April 6, 2018

Central-place foragers are animals that return to the same nest in between foraging trips, collecting their food, or food for their offspring, in an area around that nest. Animals that are not central-place foragers instead roam continuously, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bees, BugWeek, Entomology, FAQ, Insects, UFBugs

Bug of the Day: Sweat Bee


April 6, 2018

If you are outside on a hot day working in the gardening, or taking a walk through a park, you might find a shiny bee resting on your sweaty skin. It is probably a sweat bee! Sweat bees are a large, diverse group of bees in the family Halictidae ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bees, BugWeek, Entomology, FAQ, Insects, UFBugs

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