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Urban Trees, Pollen, and Allergenicity


April 4, 2022

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

Category: Forests, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Landscape Trees, Lawn And Garden, Pollen, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Urban Forestry

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
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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

Fall Allergies


September 21, 2015

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. (more…) READ MORE

Category: Forests, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, Work & Life
Tags: Cedar Elm, Environment, Environment Hot Topic, Fall Allergies, Hay Fever, Health, Molds, Pollen, Pollen Allergies, Ragweed, Seasonal Allergies, Tree Allergies

Pollen and Allergy Season: The Price We Pay for Living in a Lush Landscape


March 24, 2015

It’s that time of year again, that time when your car changes color like a chameleon in order to mimic the surrounding landscape. Anything that stands still long enough will become coated with a light green to yellow dust. What is this dust ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Allergies, Dust, General Gardening, Native Plants, Panhandle Gardening, Pollen, Pollinators, Reproduction, Spring 2015, Trees

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