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Research Update: Detection of Lotmaria passim, Crithidia mellificae and Replicative Forms of Deformed Wing Virus and Kashmir Bee Virus in the Small Hive Beetle (Aethina tumida)  

Members of the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory conducted a research project that led to a publication on small hive beetles and their ability to transmit honey bee pathogens. Below is a summary… Read More

Florida Beekeeping Calendar: September 2021

Management practices for your apiary in September: 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 management… Read More

Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: August 2021

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… Read More

Research Update: Following Pollen Substitute Patties in a Honey Bee Colony

The UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory conducted a research project that led to a publication on pollen substitutes. Below is a summary of the research as well as a link to the full… Read More

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

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… Read More

Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: April 2021

This calendar is meant to be a reference point for management and is not comprehensive. For more information, check out these resources: Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in848 Swarm Control for Managed Beehives: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in970 Florida Honey Bee Plants: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in1223 Originally published April,… Read More

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

Chinese tallow

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… 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… Read More