We all know pollinators are very important for the production of our food. Bees pollinate the cherry trees, and then the trees produce cherries. Same with apples, oranges, bananas and so on. But did you know that almost… Read More
Have you ever wondered if we have native bees in Florida? We do, and a lot of them! We actually have hundreds of native bee species buzzing around and they are quite different from the non-native European honey… Read More
See this article from National Geographic regarding the decline of birds: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140709-birds-insects-pesticides-insecticides-neonicotinoids-silent-spring/
Greetings Beekeepers and friends! Have you heard about South Florida Bee College? Our popular beekeeping extension event is expanding! We are hosting this 2-day educational event, filled with food, fun, and plenty of hands-on learning experiences at the… Read More
New State law may require licensing of those removing bees. For more information see this link: http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2012/sep/16/collier-lee-bee-removal-experts-state-regulations/ It is currently a state recommendation that all bee colonies in and around homes be eradicated by a certified Pest Control Operator (PCO)…. Read More
For more information about a recent experiment that points to neonicotinoids as a possible source of this decline see this article You can also find this and other interesting information on the pest alert website.
This class is for anyone that works outside. Africanized honeybees can be extremely defensive of their nests and have been known to sting people, pets and other animals to death. Dr. Bill Kern, Associate Professor, Entomology, University of… Read More
Do you need to be added to the State’s bee removal list? Want to know how to deal effectively with Africanized bees? Safety concerns?Dr. William (Bill) Kern from the University of Florida, Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center… Read More