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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Are you a UMass student interested in bees? Here are some ways to get involved:
Join the Fernald Club (the UMass Amherst Entomology club). Contact Alison Fowler to find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Apply to work in a research lab (check out the list of affiliated faculty)
- Take the Stockbridge Practical Beekeeping Course
- Keep an eye out for summer internships though the MDAR apiary program
The Honey Bee Health Coalition recently published a comprehensive Best Management Practices guide for beekeepers: https://honeybeehealthcoalition.org/hivehealthbmps/
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