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To help meet the challenge of protecting pollinators, several faculty and staff at Iowa State University (ISU) and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship formed the Iowa Pollinator Conservation Working Group (IPCWG) in 2013. This group reflects a partnership with colleagues and stakeholders from across the state. Members include scientists and educators with a focus on pest management, and members studying novel ways to conserve pollinators and other insects within an agricultural landscape. Read more about

Iowa State Bees Instagram

  • Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:55pm
    Strange brood pattern? Eggs placed against the cell walls rather than in the center of the cell? Multiple eggs in the same cell? Ladies and gentlemen, we have some laying workers on our hands. #why #awman #noqueen #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa
    Strange brood pattern? Eggs placed against the cell walls rather than in the center of the cell? Multiple eggs in the same cell? Ladies and gentlemen, we have some laying workers on our hands. #why #awman #noqueen #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa
  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 4:58pm
    These gals are hungry! #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa
    These gals are hungry!  #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa
  • Monday, June 25, 2018 - 12:05pm
    Larva baby! Wow, the Dickinson County Nature Center is an amazing place for kids to learn, as evidenced by the giant honeycomb playing structure behind me and my new babe in the photo. Had a good turnout for my presentation there too! #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #honeycomb #dickinsoncounty #okoboji
    Larva baby! Wow, the Dickinson County Nature Center is an amazing place for kids to learn, as evidenced by the giant honeycomb playing structure behind me and my new babe in the photo. Had a good turnout for my presentation there too! #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #honeycomb #dickinsoncounty #okoboji
  • Friday, June 22, 2018 - 10:04am
    @ashleylstclair, PhD candidate and bee extraordinaire, training team members on how to cage queens on comb for our queen health research. #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #queenbee
    @ashleylstclair, PhD candidate and bee extraordinaire, training team members on how to cage queens on comb for our queen health research.  #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #queenbee
  • Monday, June 18, 2018 - 11:24am
    We had Flash Flood warnings all Thursday morning and some of our hives got partially submerged. Luckily, Ge Zhang, one of the project's phd students, was a hero and waded into the muck to save them. He then replaced the frames with water damage to avoid future complications. Thanks @zoe__pritchard for snapping these photos in the rain! #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #flood #flashflood #rainydays
    We had Flash Flood warnings all Thursday morning and some of our hives got partially submerged. Luckily, Ge Zhang, one of the project's phd students, was a hero and waded into the muck to save them. He then replaced the frames with water damage to avoid future complications. Thanks @zoe__pritchard for snapping these photos in the rain! 
#beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #flood #flashflood #rainydays