At UMass Amherst, researchers and extension professionals from diverse disciplines are working to improve the health of honey bees and native pollinators.
Use the navigation panel to:
- Get help removing a swarm!
- Explore information about beekeeping
- Learn about bee research:
- Get a summary of the latest honey bee science at The Research Buzz
- Explore pollinator research at UMass.
Or click on the buttons below to explore the following topic areas:
(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:
Join the Fernald Club (the UMass Amherst Entomology club). Contact Alison Fowler to find out more: email@example.com
- 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
UMass Amherst is seeking certified veterinarians who have at least two years of beekeeping experience (backyard or commercial) and are interested in conducting honey bee veterinary visits.
As part of a grant through the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture and in collaboration with Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, we are creating resources and training materials for veterinarians who want to add honey bees to their practice. We are seeking beekeeper-veterinarians to give us feedback on materials, trainings and protocols (while gaining skills to inspect hives).
If you are interested and meet the criteria, email extension educator Hannah Whitehead at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Check out the article on climate change and pollinators that was just published on the Mass ECAN (Ecosystem and Climate Adaptation Network) website!