ISU EXTENSION BEEKEEPING VIDEOS
Pollinator Extension Specialist Randall Cass and Dr. Ashley St. Clair demonstrate some key beekeeping techniques.
Splitting and combining hives
Checking hives for Varroa mites
BEE CONSERVATION RESOURCES
PRAIRIE STRIPS SUPPORT BEES
In collaboration with a team of ISU and Illinois scientists, we have been studying the potential for prairie strips integrated into crop fields to benefit wild and managed bee health. Results thus far are promising!
SEARCHING FOR ENDANGERED RUSTY PATCHED BUMBLE BEES
We are interested in understanding the environmental and biological factors that affect the survival of rare and endangered bee species. Keep an eye out for rusty patched bumble bees, and report your sightings! (Photo by Colton Poore)