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Pollinators

At UMass Amherst, researchers and extension professionals from diverse disciplines are working to improve the health of honey bees and native pollinators.

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(If you are a UMass student interested in bees, scroll down to the bottom of this page!)

    Are you a UMass student interested in bees? Here are some ways to get involved:

    Pollinator Updates

    Look at the landscape from a bee's perspective using "beescape"

    Researchers at Penn State just launched a new web tool (called "beescape") that allows you to explore the landscape from a bee's perspective! Learn more about it here. Check it out here

     

    New Best Management Practices Guide for Beekeepers

    The Honey Bee Health Coalition recently published a comprehensive Best Management Practices guide for beekeepers: https://honeybeehealthcoalition.org/hivehealthbmps/ 

    Upcoming workshops! Mite management and pollinator planting

    Check out our upcoming bee workshops:

    Fight the Mite! - May 4, 2019, 9am-3pm, Amherst MA

    • An all-day interactive workshop about mite management

    Creating Pollinator Forage in the Landscape - June 2, 2019, 8:30am-12:30pm, Amherst MA

    • Tom Sullivan from pollinators welcome, will talk about creating pollinator habitat 
    Check out the new University of Guelph videos

    The University of Guelph just posted several new beekeeping videos, as part of their honey bee series! On topics like drawing wax, managing queens, and maintaining single vs.double box brood chambers. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3mjpM6Av4bxbxps_Gh5YPw/videos