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How Can a “Bee Box” Help Protect a Beehive?

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that when used according to the label, pesticides “Do not cause an unreasonable risk of harm to people or the environment”. All too often it is believed that pollinators (particularly… Read More

What’s the Buzz on Bees?

Florida is known for many of its “Fresh from Florida” commodities such as citrus, tomatoes, blueberries, strawberries, watermelons, beans, and sweet corn, but what role do honey bees play in the production of these crops? Did you know… Read More

Letting Them Bee: National Pollinator Week

This week is National Pollinator Week, which makes it a good time to learn about how birds, bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators sustain our ecosystem! What is a pollinator? When some people hear “pollinator,” they immediately think of… Read More

Father’s Day feature: a family’s love for the water becomes an act of service

To the Wetzel family, a perfect day is one spent on the water fishing and enjoying each other’s company. For the past 10 years, they have added a volunteer component to their outdoors time by collecting samples for… Read More

Reduce plastic use for World Oceans Day

By Kassidy House and Cailyn Raper. Happy World Oceans Day! Today, June 8, is the day to celebrate our oceans and appreciate everything that they provide for us. The theme of this year’s World Oceans Day is “Life and Livelihoods“,… Read More

World Oceans Day 2021: Life and Livelihoods

We could not survive without oceans. They cover a majority of our planet. Oceans provide oxygen – a lot of it – so that all living things can breathe. Oceans are home to about one million species of… Read More

Upcoming Virtual Events

Check out these upcoming virtual event opportunities offered by the Agriculture and Natural Resources agent at UF/IFAS Extension Baker County. Small & Backyard Poultry: Home Remedies – What You Should and Should Not Do June 1st, 3 PM… Read More