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Tag: Pest

“They” Have Emerged!

No, not Brood X Periodical Cicadas – those are not found here in Florida. Not “murder hornets” either. Phew! However, it is something equally disturbing (at least for many garden enthusiasts) – the eastern lubber grasshoppers have emerged… Read More

Ornamental and Turf Exam Review and CEUs on 5/27/21

WHAT: Pesticide Applicator Ornamental and Turf Exam Review WHEN: Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm WHERE: Virtual via Zoom COST: $15 PRE- REGISTRATION REQUIRED: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pesticide-applicator-ornamental-and-turf-exam-review-may-27-2021-tickets-146481400813 CEUs: 2 Ornamental and Turf About the Ornamental and Turf Pesticide Applicators License The… 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, 2017. Revised and… Read More

Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: March 2021

This calendar is meant to be a reference point for management and is not comprehensive. Additional resources: How to Quantify Nosema Spores Infection Rate in a Honey Bee Colony Varroa Mite, Varroa destructor Anderson and Trueman (Arachnida: Acari:Varroidae) Tools for Varroa Management (Honey… Read More

Beekeeping Management Calendar: December 2020

Recommendations for your apiary in December 2020: 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) Bottling, Labeling, and Selling Honey in Florida The year-round Beekeeping Management Calendar can… Read More

Special Interest and CEU Event: The Science of Southern Gardens

That southern charm feeling may in fact be attributed to the beautiful botanicals finding comfort in southern climates. The Science of Southern Gardens will explore the plants from the past to the flowers of the future. Plant scientists… Read More

Research update: Varroa Control

The UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory conducted research projects that led to two 2020 publications on Varroa destructor. Below are summaries of the research as well as links to the full publications. Rearing Varroa destructor in the laboratory Purpose:… Read More