(Jeremy Hemberger) The chaos brought about by the global coronavirus pandemic has not only claimed lives, it has disrupted experiments in labs across the world. Some scientists can thankfully carry on their pieces of work at home or in back yards, including those of us who study bumble bees. This post lays out the supplies needed to rear bumble bees on a budget at home, how to capture and install queens, providing colonies optimal conditions, and some hints that might make troubleshooting issues easier.
(The Bee Report) The novel coronavirus is affecting every aspect of our lives in ways big and small, obvious and unpredictable. How will it affect plans for bee research this year? Based on the response to this survey, here is how things are looking in the U.S. and Canada.
(Washington State University) Washington State University is celebrating the opening of its new Honey Bee & Pollinator Research, Extension and Education Facility. The nearly 50-acre property will house most of WSU’s Honey Bee and Pollinator program.
(British Ecological Society) New research shows that for every £1 ($1.31) invested in pollinator monitoring schemes, at least £1.50 ($1.97) can be saved, from otherwise costly independent research projects.