La apicultura, es la práctica de mantener colonias de abejas para lograr objetivos deseados. Las abejas de miel son las especies domesticadas más comunes. Estos insectos tienen un comportamiento social creando grandes colonias las cuales contienen ... READ MORE
Beekeeping, also known as apiculture, is the practice of maintaining bee colonies to achieve desired objectives. Honeybees are the most common domesticated bee species. They are social insects that live in large colonies which include a single ... READ MORE
Last blog, I talked about pollination and pollinator impact on crops grown throughout Florida. This blog, I am highlighting types of bees seen throughout Florida, both native and non-native. There are approximately 20,000 species of bees. There ... READ MORE
This week at the Plant Clinic we had a question about identification of a native bee. Rosalie, a Master Gardener, wrote up an article about some of the native bees found in Florida as a response.
Pollinators are essential to our world. Bees, ... READ MORE
September 4, 2015
By Will Sheftall and Arlo Kane
Maybe you’ve done a great job creating a butterfly or hummingbird garden, but did you know that these animals don’t do the bulk of nature’s pollination work? Hmm.
We’ve ... READ MORE
Have you ever wondered if we have native bees in Florida? We do, and a lot of them! We actually have hundreds of native bee species buzzing around and they are quite different from the non-native European honey bees we hear so much about.
Nation-wide ... READ MORE
Honey bees are quite the buzz these days. Reports of population declines and the importance of their role in pollination have caught the country’s attention. The Northwest District IFAS Beekeepers’ classes have grown by leaps and bounds ... READ MORE