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The Concept of Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a holistic approach to managing insects, mites, pathogens, nematodes, weeds, and other pests in which multiple techniques, concepts, and practices are implemented throughout the entire production period of the crop. Integrated is the… Read More

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

A New and Revised Resource: World Honey Bee Health.com

The Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory at the University of Florida (HBREL) is announcing the completion of a website and manuscript update of the global distribution of western honey bee (Apis mellifera) pathogens and pests. The health… Read More

Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: January 2021

Recommendations for your Florida apiary in January 2021: 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) The Benefits of Pollen to Honey Bees How to Quantify Nosema Spores… Read More

Out of the classroom experiences encouraged CALS student to pursue entomology and nematology degree

Noemi Soto never thought of pursuing a degree in entomology and nematology. In fact, she was once fearful of insects entirely. However, through an internship and class field trip, Soto was introduced to the world of insects, confirming… Read More

New Snail Pest in Miami-Dade County

The Horntail Snail, Macrochlamys indica, was detected in Miami-Dade County in August 2020 and sent to the University of Florida for identification. This identification was confirmed by USDA and Florida Department of Agriculture (FDACS), Division of Plant Industry…. Read More

Is Beekeeping For You?

To bee or not to bee? Could that be the question you are asking yourself? Because of my love of honey, the answer was yes for me. As I learned more about the honey bee and its uniqueness,… Read More