Recently discovered genetic knowledge of two nuisance western honey bee subspecies will help commercial and hobby beekeepers.
A new UF/IFAS study identified genetic characteristics relevant to the production and behavioral attributes of these ... READ MORE
Name: Rachel Mallinger
Position: Assistant Professor of Entomology
Hometown: Saint Paul, MN
Years with UF/IFAS: 5
Describe your role at UF/IFAS: I have a 60% research, 25% extension, and 15% teaching appointment. My programs focus on pollination ... READ MORE
Chew on this the next time you eat a blueberry: [inlinetweet prefix="" tweeter="" suffix=""]Every single blueberry is the result of a flower that was pollinated by a bee.[/inlinetweet]
In other words: No buzz, no berry.
With that in mind, ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- What’s a bee to do when there are very few flowers available and it needs a sugar fix? Wild bees may be responding to climate change and urban expansion by relying on insects to get the sweet stuff, according to a study ... READ MORE
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Florida beekeepers are concerned after 2.5 million bees that were killed during an aerial spraying with Naled/Dibrom for Zika-carrying mosquitoes in Dorchester County, S.C. Now, Floridians ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is hosting the state’s first ever Bee Research Symposium, on July 15 and 16 at the Austin Cary Memorial Forest Conference Center. Symposium organizers ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Citizen scientists around the world are busy as bees for a University of Florida study.
A global movement called “citizen science” is gaining traction, as scientists give lay people protocols so they ... READ MORE
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- With honeybee populations imperiled by the mysterious condition called colony collapse disorder, Florida residents should appreciate native bees for their role ... READ MORE
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Ask a regular Joe on the street what he knows about bees, and he’ll no doubt believe you to be talking about the kind brought to the U.S. long ago from Europe ... READ MORE
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In this photo released from the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, David Barnes, an apiary inspector with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer ... READ MORE