Early results indicate effective new way to combat honeybee colony collapse crisis.
Compared to recent years, the number of wasps is considerably up, and with hot temperatures they are thirsty and easily angered.
Brandon Hopkins, a WSU honey bee researcher, tells how bees around the world are turning nectar from flowers into sweet, golden honey.
Honey bee colonies could be safe in the future thanks to a microscopic particle that attracts pesticides, as created by WSU researchers.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Seven research projects with high commercialization potential have been chosen to receive awards of up to $50,000 through the Commercialization Gap Fund for 2018. The funding was awarded to faculty from diverse fields including clean technology, human health, agriculture and engineering.
By Linda Weiford, WSU News
PULLMAN, Wash. – A force of nature has taken the sting out of the region’s wasp population.
“The number of yellow jackets is really down from what we normally see this time of summer — really down,” said Washington State University entomologist Richard Zack.
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.