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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

  • Monday, April 16, 2018 - 2:26pm
    Throwback to my days working with beekeepers in El Salvador. The group caught wild swarms in rustic hive boxes but later transferred them to Langstroth bodies. The cold Iowa winter has me missing the warmth of Central America and my friends in the Grupo Apicola de El Jobo. #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #extension #elsalvador #elsalvador #sanmiguel #eljobo #apicultores #mieldeabeja #abejas
    Throwback to my days working with beekeepers in El Salvador. The group caught wild swarms in rustic hive boxes but later transferred them to Langstroth bodies. The cold Iowa winter has me missing the warmth of Central America and my friends in the Grupo Apicola de El Jobo.

#beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #extension #elsalvador #elsalvador #sanmiguel #eljobo #apicultores #mieldeabeja #abejas
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 2:27pm
    Spring Cleaning. Got most of the team out at the Bee Barn to sort frames and put together nuc boxes. #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa
    Spring Cleaning. Got most of the team out at the Bee Barn to sort frames and put together nuc boxes. 
#beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 3:00pm
    Throwback to last fall. Looking forward to having happy thriving hives again. Can't wait for spring to really start. - #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa
    Throwback to last fall. Looking forward to having happy thriving hives again. Can't wait for spring to really start.
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#beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa
  • Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:16pm
    Comb in the afternoon sunlight. #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa
    Comb in the afternoon sunlight. 
#beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa
  • Monday, March 12, 2018 - 11:58am
    From winter to warm out. Lost a few hives to the cold. I'm definitely not in California anymore! #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #honeybees #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa
    From winter to warm out. Lost a few hives to the cold. I'm definitely not in California anymore!

#beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #honeybees #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa