BEEKEEPING RESOURCES

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IOWA BEEKEEPING INFORMATION

Links to state and regional beekeeping contacts and associations.

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BEE PROGRAM AT ISU

Information on research, extension, and teaching related to bees at Iowa State U.

 

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

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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!

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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)

 
 
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TOTH LAB MEGA-CYBOX OF EVERYTHING

Protocols, contacts, and insider information for Toth lab members. Not open to the general public.