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Bee appearance and behavior may be related, genetic study reveals

January 18, 2022

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

Category: AGRICULTURE, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Africanized Bees, Beekeeping, Bees, Entomology, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, Genetic Markers, Genetics, Honey Bee Research And Extension Lab, Honey Bees, Honeybee, Insects, UF/IFAS, UFHoneyBee, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension, Usda, USDA APHIS
bee on blueberry flower

In story of blueberries and bees, scientists play matchmaker

December 10, 2020

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

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Bees, Blueberries, Entomology And Nematology, News, Pollinators, Rachel Mallinger

No flowers? No problem. UF study shows bees have other ways of finding sugar

August 21, 2017

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

Category: AGRICULTURE, Conservation, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Bees, IFAS, News, School Of Natural Resources And Environment

UF/IFAS researchers share safest ways to spray for Zika mosquitoes, protect bees

September 13, 2016

Please see caption below the story. 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

Category: AGRICULTURE, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Bees, Entomology And Nematology, Insecticides, Jamie Ellis, Mosquitoes, Zika

UF Bee College will spotlight native pollinators March 11-12

March 8, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. 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

Category: AGRICULTURE, Conservation, Crops, UF/IFAS
Tags: Bees, Ellis, Entomology And Nematology, Graham, Hall, Native, Nesting, Pollinate, Pollination, Pollinators

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