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Swarming: The Natural Reproductive Process of a Honey Bee Colony


March 9, 2022

One of the world's most prolific species of pollinators, the honey bee, is arguably the most important insect species known to mankind​. However, despite their immeasurable importance in the role of food production, they often have a negative ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: Agriculture, Bee, Bee Info, Beekeeping, Bees, Colonies, Colony, Hive, Hives, Honey, Honey Bee, Livestock, Nectar, Organism, Pollen, Pollinators, Reproduction, Spring, Swarm, Swarming, Swarms
Wasp on fennel

Protecting pollinators around the backyard


November 4, 2021

We have all read how important pollinators are to an ecosystem. We have also heard of all the causes for the decline of several species, but maybe we haven’t sat down to think of what we can do to improve their health around our homes. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Backyard, Bee, Biodiversity, Butterflies, Cover Crops, Extension, Flowers, IFAS, Nectar, Pesticide, Plant, Pollinator, Pollinator Garden, Protection, UF, Wasp, Wildlife
Bee comb

The Bees Trees


April 29, 2020

Why trees make the best food sources for bees Everyone these days wants to be pollinator friendly by planting to attract bees and butterflies. What usually comes to mind are flowering plants such as Gaillardia, Coreopsis, Zinnia and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Bees, Firebush, Flowering Trees, Honey, Jamaican Caper, Melochia, Native, Nectar, Pollen, Pollinators, Raw, Songbirds, Unfiltered, Untreated

Florida-Friendly Plants- Butterfly Milkweed


August 17, 2018

When it comes to weeds in the garden, I can't think of one more beloved by gardeners than the milkweeds and for good reason. With their beautiful flowers and importance to butterflies, it's easy to see why they are sought after and one of the ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Asclepias, Butterfly, Butterfly Weed, Florida Friendly, Larva, Milkweed, Monarch, Native, Nectar, Tuberosa

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