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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

  • Friday, September 6, 2019 - 8:08am
    Honey bee queen surrounded by attendants, or her retinue, that groom her and feed her as she meanders around the hive laying eggs. Our research looks at how factors such as landscape or insecticide exposure could affect queen health. #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #beekeeping #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #queenbee #workers #retinue #trophallaxis
    Honey bee queen surrounded by attendants, or her retinue, that groom her and feed her as she meanders around the hive laying eggs. Our research looks at how factors such as landscape or insecticide exposure could affect queen health. 
#beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #beekeeping #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #queenbee #workers #retinue #trophallaxis
  • Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:48am
    After caging queens onto a single side of an empty drawn frame for 48 hours, our team returns to quantify the number of eggs she has laid, and then again about two weeks later we quantify the number of capped brood cells on the frame. We use a parallelogram screen in our estimations. Our experiment looks at how placement in insecticide treated and untreated soybean field sites affects queen egg-laying and hive health. #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #beekeeping #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #queens #fieldwork #stings #brood #beekeeperposture
    After caging queens onto a single side of an empty drawn frame for 48 hours, our team returns to quantify the number of eggs she has laid, and then again about two weeks later we quantify the number of capped brood cells on the frame. We use a parallelogram screen in our estimations. Our experiment looks at how placement in insecticide treated and untreated soybean field sites affects queen egg-laying and hive health. 
#beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #beekeeping #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #queens #fieldwork #stings #brood #beekeeperposture
  • Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 3:20pm
    Bombus impatiens, the Common Eastern Bumble Bee, foraging on a great established prairie near Shenandoah, IA. #beesofinstagram #prairie #bees #beekeeping #bumblebee #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #bombus #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa
    Bombus impatiens, the Common Eastern Bumble Bee, foraging on a great established prairie near Shenandoah, IA. 
#beesofinstagram #prairie #bees #beekeeping #bumblebee #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #bombus #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 4:43pm
    Nomnomnom... #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #beekeeping #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #nomnomnom
    Nomnomnom... 
#beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #beekeeping #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #nomnomnom
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 1:52pm
    @ashleylstclair requeening a hive at one of our soybean sites. #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #beekeeping #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #beequeen #requeen #hotoutside #fieldwork
    @ashleylstclair requeening a hive at one of our soybean sites. 
#beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #beekeeping #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #beequeen #requeen #hotoutside #fieldwork