If you are allergic to oak trees or pine trees, you’re about ready to cry, or perhaps you already are because your eyes are so watery you can’t see. I wrote about pollen in a previous blog, and can’t seem to stay away from the topic. Pollen ... READ MORE
Three-year Energy Earthshot project awarded $1.7M from U.S. Department of Energy
What surrounds a single grain of pollen may be one of the world’s best, most indestructible carbon removal tools available to humankind. A University ... READ MORE
A new NIFA-funded project will examine pollen formation and viability in corn when heat stress is introduced during the different developmental stages.
The research aims to identify genetic resiliency markers that may inform future ... READ MORE
It’s love! Love is in the air. It is Valentine’s month after all 😉 I’m only slightly kidding. What’s making your car yellow is pollen. If you’re not a plant person, you probably don’t think much about pollen, other than it ... READ MORE
Have you ever wondered where the saying, “busy like a bee” comes from? Well, it comes from the worker honey bee - known to be the most active bee of their species, Apis millifera, as they are faced with many different tasks and duties throughout ... READ MORE
Today is the day. A friend who moved away years ago is returning for a visit, and you can hardly wait to get outside with your picnic basket.
Until you see it: the coat of pollen all over your car. You and your friend both have allergies.
Still, ... READ MORE
Honey bees, one of the world's most prolific species of pollinators, are incredibly important for food production. However, their swarming behavior can often be misunderstood and cause concern among homeowners and the general public. It's essential ... READ MORE
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
Honey bees and native bees like bumble bees, carpenterbees, sweat bees, leafcutter and mason bees are critical to our food supply. They are responsible for pollinating about one-third of the food we eat. Here are 4 suggestions to make your landscape ... READ MORE
Allergies are often associated with the spring, but they are just as prevalent in the fall. In fact, during this season, plants, molds and dust mites produce allergens known as seasonal allergic rhinitis or hay fever.
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