Skip to main content
Bee Culture

UF Two Bees in a Podcast

Episode 164: The Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish (ELAP) Program In this episode of Two Bees in a Podcast, released on May 14, 2024, Dr. Jamie Ellis and Amy Vu speak with Seth Cross, a National Program Manager for ELAP with the Farm Service Agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, about what he manages on…
UOVBA News Bot
May 15, 2024
Bee Culture

How a High-School Beekeeper Made Her Way to USDA Honey Bee Researcher

Elizabeth (Liz) Walsh, Ph.D., is a research scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), in the Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics, and Physiology Research unit in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Here, Walsh poses beside a small honey bee swarm on a tree branch on her first day at the USDA-ARS in May 2022. (Photo by Kate Ihle) Brought…
UOVBA News Bot
May 14, 2024
Bee Culture

Tropilaelaps

An underestimated threat? By: Maggie Gill Tropilaelaps on bee larvae Tropilaelaps are a parasitic mite that naturally infests the giant Asian honey bee species Apis dorsata. Much like varroa, they can live and reproduce in honey bee colonies feeding on brood, and again like varroa, they have jumped species from their native host to our Western honey bees Apis mellifera.…
UOVBA News Bot
May 13, 2024
Bee Culture

UF Two Bees in a Podcast

Episode 163: Sideline Beekeeping in Ecuador In this episode of Two Bees in a Podcast, released on May 7, 2024, Dr. Jamie Ellis and Amy Vu speak with Manuel Cornejo—a sideline beekeeper from Ecuador—about what it’s like to be a beekeeper in Ecuador and some of its unique aspects. This episode concludes with a Q&A segment. Check out our website: ufhoneybee.com, for…
UOVBA News Bot
May 8, 2024
Bee Culture

The 2023-2024 US Beekeeping Survey is Live!

Hosted by: Apiary Inspectors of America and Auburn University Spring has sprung in most parts of the country, which means it’s time to take the pulse of the beekeeping industry by recording managed honey bee colony losses and beekeeping practices across the United States. Results of colony loss and management surveys are important in many ways, from helping to raise…
UOVBA News Bot
May 7, 2024
Bee Culture

Warranties and Million Hive Bee Boom

Honey Bee Warranties and getting to the bottom of the “Million Hive Bee Boom” with Blake Shook Are there really a million more honey bee colonies in the U.S.? Project Apis m. Executive Director, Danielle Downey, sat down with the owner of The Bee Supply and Desert Creek Honey, Blake Shook, to discuss the 2022 Census of Agriculture in which…
UOVBA News Bot
May 4, 2024
Bee Culture

No Honey Needed

https://www.beeculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/No-Honey-Needed.mp3 Click Here if you listened. We’d love to know what you think. There is even a spot for feedback! Read along below! No Honey Needed By: Stephen Bishop After a few years of writing a monthly humor article for a beekeeping magazine, you begin to exhaust your ability to generate material, and you have to rent a heavy-duty excavator…
UOVBA News Bot
May 1, 2024
Bee Culture

The Quiet, Quick Life of the Honey Bee Egg

https://www.beeculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/The-Honey-Bee-Egg.mp3 Click Here if you listened. We’d love to know what you think. There is even a spot for feedback! Read along below! The Quiet, Quick Life of the Honey Bee Egg The critical, but unassuming development stage By: James E. Tew The quiet beginning The beginning stage of a honey bee’s life is the smallest and quietest of any…
UOVBA News Bot
May 1, 2024
Bee Culture

USDA Scientists Honored as AAAS Fellows

Two scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have been named 2023 Fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Martin Williams, an ARS research ecologist, and Dr. Jay D. Evans, an ARS research entomologist, were named Fellows in a vote by the AAAS Council in recognition of their scientific contributions and…
UOVBA News Bot
April 23, 2024
Bee Culture

Research at the E. L. Niño Bee Lab at UC Davis, Part 2

The UC Davis Series By: Elina L. Niño Almond orchard at petal fall. As I’m writing this in early February, the first almond blooms are starting to pop in the orchards throughout San Joaquin Valley. This makes it only appropriate to kick off this article with a discussion of our work in almond pollination. Then we will venture to talk…
UOVBA News Bot
April 22, 2024