North Carolina bee expert demonstrates queen bee health on Capitol Hill

As Congress considers the Farm Bill and agricultural appropriations, agricultural researchers from a variety of disciplines are updating Congressional members and staff on research covering current challenges and emerging threats in agriculture, food and natural resources.

David Tarpy, CALS professor of entomology and Extension apiculturist, is participating in a national exhibition in Washington, D.C., on June 6 to help demonstrate how multiple types of U.S. Department of Agriculture funding (intramural, extramural, competitive and capacity) work together to bolster American innovation. Continue reading

Assistant Professor, Apiculturist (12-month, tenure-track, 100% Extension)

The successful applicant will develop and deliver a vibrant Extension Apiculture educational program with a supporting applied-research component designed to resolve problems of importance to the beekeeping industry in Tennessee. This individual will provide leadership in Extension and outreach education that meets the needs of clientele regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion or veteran status. Continue reading

Assistant Professor- Insect Pollination and Apiculture

Auburn University is seeking applicants for an assistant professor specializing in insect pollination and apiculture. For more details, see https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/1125.

Bee health research advanced by discovery of parasite-free colony

From Farm Futures

An international team of researchers has discovered honey bee colonies in Newfoundland, Canada, that are free of the invasive parasites – like the Varroa mite – that affect honey bees elsewhere in the world.

The populations allow the researchers to investigate honey bee health, both with and without interfering interactions from parasites.

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Florida A&M Student Wins Regional Award for Her Discovery in Small Hive Beetle Control

Florida A&M Master’s student Saundra Wheeler will receive a Friends of Southern IPM Graduate Student award on April 8 at the 17th Symposium of the Association of 1890 Research Directors in Jacksonville, FL for her work with small hive beetle control in honeybee colonies.

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