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Research Update: Experimental Nosema ceranae infection is associated with microbiome changes in the midguts of four species of Apis (honey bees)


February 2, 2023

Members of the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory in collaboration with researchers located at Burapha University in Thailand conducted a research project studying the effect of Nosema ceranae infection on the microbiome of ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: #ufbugs, Beekeeping, Bees, Honey Bee, Honeybee, Management Calendar, Pest, Pest Management, UF-IFAS, UFHoneyBee, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension

UF/IFAS new global ecologist to address biodiversity in South Florida and beyond

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January 30, 2023

Florida is one of the most biodiverse states, ranking among the top five in the variety of bird and reptile species, according to studies commissioned by The Nature Conservancy. Unfortunately, Florida is also one of the leading states ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: BioBlitz, Biodiversity, Birding, California Academy Of Sciences, Citizen Science, City Nature Challenge, Climate Change, Conservation, Corey Callaghan, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Global Ecology, Inaturalist, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Natural History Museum Of Los Angeles County, News, The Nature Conservancy, UF-IFAS, Urbanization, WEC, Wildlife

A Winter Wildlife Garden

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January 20, 2023

What do you see in the  photo on the left? A container of useless dead plants A bouquet of pollinator plants in their “winter” form A container showing plants that are a source of nesting and shelter for our over-wintering native ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Bees, Butterflies, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Native Plants, Polkgardening, Polkmg, UF-IFAS, Wildflowers, Wildlife

Minimizing Pesticide Exposure to Bees and Other Pollinators


January 20, 2023

Pesticides are an important part of any farmer’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to maintain low pests population and avoid economical losses. It is important that all pesticide applications are executed following label instructions to minimize ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Beekeeping, Bees, Honeybees, Native Bees, Pesticide_protection, Polksmallfarms, Pollinators, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

Minimizando la exposición a plaguicidas a las abejas y otros polinizadores


January 20, 2023

Los plaguicidas son una parte importante del Manejo Integrado de Plagas (MIP) de cualquier agricultor para mantener una baja población de plagas y evitar pérdidas económicas. Es importante que todas las aplicaciones de pesticidas se realicen ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Beekeeping, Bees, En Espanol, Español, Honeybees, Native Bees, Pesticide_protection, Polksmallfarms, Pollinators, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

Este 5 de febrero, únase al monitoreo de cangrejos herradura de Florida

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January 12, 2023

Los cangrejos herradura son una parte vital de la ecología costera de Florida. Los científicos locales están trabajando con miembros de la comunidad, para recopilar información sobre las especies en las playas del condado de Miami Dade. ¿Quiere ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Cangrejo Herradura, Capacitacion, Ciencia Ciudadana, Conservacion, Conteo, Español, Florida Sea Grant, Monitoreo, Spanish, UF-IFAS, Voluntarios

Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: January 2023


January 1, 2023

Recommendations for your Florida apiary in January 2023: 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 ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Beekeeping, Beekeeping Calendar, Bees, Entomology, Honey Bees, Honeybee, Insects, Management Calendar, Pest Management, UF-IFAS, UFHoneyBee, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension
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How to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables: Hacks Into Habits

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December 27, 2022

Hacks to Habits What did the salad greens say to the hungry person? We will make your mouth and body happy if you "let-tuce"! Fruits and vegetables have a high nutrient density and fiber content and offer an abundance of health benefits, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Crops, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: #haveaplant, Anikolai, Health, Healthy, Healthy Living, Polk County, UF-IFAS

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