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Join us and Dr. Jamie Ellis from UF IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory, while we chat about everything related to honey bees!
Welcome professor of entomology and director of Honey bee research and extension laboratory at the University of Florida, Dr. Jamie Ellis.
Tune in to discover more about Dr. Ellis background and his bee keeping passion. Learn more about the crises in the managed population of honey bees, and how you can help. Learn the difference between gross and net changes in bee population and what does this imply for us.
How to benefit pollinators? Plant wild flowers or flowers native to the area, be responsible using pesticides to minimize impact to bees (we recommend you skip pesticide), become bee keepers, and to inform yourself and advocate for what you believe in. As a farmer, avoid monocropping as it kills biodiversity and cause the bees to starve, cover crops, and increasing bee habitat.
Also, we touch on the most pressing issues for bee keepers. We focus on bee nutrition issues, genetic quality of the queen bee, and Varroa mites. Big responsibility comes with bee keeping!
At the University of Florida, Dr. Ellis has responsibilities in extension, instruction and research related to honey bees. Regarding his extension work, Dr. Ellis created the UF, South Florida, and Caribbean Bee Colleges, and the UF Master Beekeeper Program. As an instructor, Dr. Ellis supervises Ph.D. and master’s students in addition to offering an online course in apiculture. Dr. Ellis and his team conduct research projects in the fields of honey bee husbandry, conservation and ecology, and integrated crop pollination. Information about Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory (HBREL):
Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory Facebook, Website, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of the Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory (HBREL) is to advance our understanding of managed honey bees and wild bees in Florida, the U.S., and globally, with a goal of improving the health and productivity of bee pollinators everywhere. We address this goal by conducting basic and applied research projects on bees, communicating our findings to assorted clientele groups through diverse extension programming, and training future generations of bee educators, researchers, conservationists, and more.
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