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Tips from the help desk…Bats in your belfry, September 2022

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November 26, 2022

Tips from the Help Desk... Bats in your belfry by David Austin Residential Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator Bats are known for their scary Halloween personas. That is if bats can have personas. Nevertheless, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife
Tags: Bats, Conservation, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Insects, Master Gardener Volunteers, Mosquito, PolliNATION, Tips From The Help Desk, Wildlife
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Tips from the help desk…paper wasps, August 2022

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August 24, 2022

Tips from the Help Desk... Paper Wasps by David Austin Residential Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator Friend or Foe? Many Gardeners might believe them to be the enemy. They wait on their paper nest creations ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, PolliNATION, Tips From The Help Desk, UF IFAS Extension

Tasks and Duties throughout the Life Cycle of a Worker Honey Bee

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August 22, 2022

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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Acknowledge, Apis Mellifera, Bugs, Colonies, Colony, Cycle, Drones, Duties, Duty, Eggs, Honey, Honey Bee, Insects, Laying Workers, Life, Life Cycle, Nectar, Needs To Bee Protected, Pollen, PolliNATION, Pollinator, Pollinators, Queen, Save The Bees, Task, Tasks, Worked, Worker Honey Bee, Workers, Working
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Don’t Worry, Bee Happy

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August 10, 2022

The European honey bee The European honey bee has been in the United States for a long time. Brought here in the early 1600s by, you guessed it, Europeans.  The Honey bee may as well be considered native since they've been here as long ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Bees, Classes, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Honey, Insects, Master Gardener Volunteers, PolliNATION, Pollinator Plants, UF IFAS Extension

Florida Beekeeping Calendar: July 2022


June 29, 2022

Management practices for your apiary in July: This beekeeping calendar is a tool for all beekeepers in Florida, small scale to commercial operations. This calendar is meant to be a reference point for beekeeping management and is not comprehensive. ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ufbugs, Beekeeping, Beekeeping Calendar, Bees, Entomology, Honey Bee, Honey Bees, Honeybee, Insects, Management Calendar, Pest, Pest Management, PolliNATION, UF-IFAS, UFHoneyBee, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension, Varroa

Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: April 2022


March 31, 2022

This beekeeping calendar is a tool for all beekeepers in Florida, small scale to commercial operations. This calendar is meant to be a reference point for beekeeping management and is not comprehensive. The check-list can be used to identify ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ufbugs, Beekeeping, Beekeeping Calendar, Bees, Bug, Entomology, Honey Bee, Honeybee, Insects, Management Calendar, Pest, Pest Management, PolliNATION, UF-IFAS, UFHoneyBee, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension
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The Bees are Coming.

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January 28, 2022

Bringing the bees Mid to late February in Highlands County is the beginning of the orange blossom bloom. It's January when beekeepers from all over Florida and many other states look for spots to leave their honey bees, as close to the orange ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Bees, Classes, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Honey, Insects, Master Gardener Volunteers, PolliNATION, Pollinator Plants, UF IFAS Extension

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