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Kamaka Ukulele brothers receive WSU alumni award
July 27, 2016

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HONOLULU – Brothers Samuel and Frederick Kamaka, owners of Kamaka Ukulele, were honored July 23 with the Washington State University Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of service to their community as entrepreneurs and promoters of cultural heritage and in passing on the tradition and values of a family-owned business.

Importing frozen honey bee sperm is key to conservation
July 25, 2016

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By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Going through customs can be frustrating for travelers. Imagine going through with a container of frozen bee sperm.

Ask Dr. Universe: What is the smallest insect on Earth?
June 30, 2016

Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – When I saw your question, I set out to explore with my bug net and a magnifying glass. I was searching all around for tiny insects when I ran into my friend Laura Lavine, a Washington State University scientist who studies bugs.

Extension helps new beekeepers care for vital pollinators
June 30, 2016

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

SPOKANE, Wash. – Apprentice beekeeper Bethe Bowman never thought she would care so deeply about the humble honey bee. Taking beekeeping classes through Washington State University Extension, she installed two buzzing backyard hives, each containing roughly 30,000 bees, this spring.

June 25: Interactive garden day at WSU Tri-Cities
June 20, 2016

native-plantsRICHLAND, Wash. – Community members are invited to attend a free, interactive garden day fit for the whole family 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 25, in the garden below the Wine Science Center at Washington State University Tri-Cities, 359 University Dr., Richland.

Citizen scientists collect data on urban wild bees
May 2, 2016

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

SEATTLE – City dwellers concerned about recent declines in pollinators can contribute to bee research as citizen scientists. Elias Bloom, a Washington State University doctoral student, is seeking volunteers to collect data on wild, native bees in Seattle in order to promote pollinator health.

April 23: Insect pets, games, food at annual expo
April 20, 2016

insect-expoPULLMAN, Wash. – Edible insects and live bugs to take home as pets will be part of the annual Insect Expo, free for the public of all ages, at 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 23, in the CUE atrium at Washington State University.