By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – As the decline of honey bee populations garners international attention, David Crowder and Eli Bloom are turning to a different breed of bees for pollination services.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Let’s say you’re a bee and you’ve spotted a new and particularly lucrative source of nectar and pollen. What’s the best way to communicate the location of this prize cache of food to the rest of your nestmates without revealing it to competitors, or “eavesdropping” spies, outside of the colony?
Photos by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services PULLMAN, Wash. – A “Bee Care Tour” by international Bayer chemical company kicked off at Washington State University Thursday with educational displays and presentations for the public, researchers, farmers and beekeepers.
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Christine Portfors, associate professor of biological science and neuroscience at Washington State University Vancouver, will host her annual free bat talk for children and families 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, in the Dengerink Administration Building 110.
Plastic sheets on test plots where alkali bees emerge. PROSSER, Wash. – Huge, colorful plastic squares decorating a farm field in the Touchet Valley may look like works by environmental artist Christo, but they’re really part of an experiment to help producers of alfalfa seed realize higher profits. Alfalfa farmers in the area produce seed […]