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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, May 24, 2019 - 10:28am
    More photos with our summer field team assembling packages for our USDA research. The colonies will be placed in soybean fields to measure the impact of landscapes on hive health. #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #beekeeping #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #shakeitoff #shakeyshakey #shakeshakeshake
    More photos with our summer field team assembling packages for our USDA research. The colonies will be placed in soybean fields to measure the impact of landscapes on hive health. 
#beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #beekeeping #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #shakeitoff #shakeyshakey #shakeshakeshake
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 12:01pm
    Shaking packages. In slo-mo. The field season is on, and we are taking bees from our overwintered hives to build package colonies. We will place these new colonies at our field sites for our summer research. #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #beekeeping #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #brood #nursebees #shakeyshakey #shakeshakeshake #shakeit
    Shaking packages. In slo-mo. The field season is on, and we are taking bees from our overwintered hives to build package colonies. We will place these new colonies at our field sites for our summer research. 
#beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #beekeeping #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #brood #nursebees #shakeyshakey #shakeshakeshake #shakeit
  • Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 11:07am
    What you thinking about? I don't know, bee stuff, I guess. #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #beekeeping #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #beestuff #spring #hivetool
    What you thinking about? I don't know, bee stuff, I guess. 
#beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #beekeeping #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #beestuff #spring #hivetool
  • Monday, May 6, 2019 - 2:44pm
    Bees in the backyard! Snapped a quick picture of this Melissodes desponsa on a dandelion in my backyard. #beesofinstagram #nativebee #dandelion #bees #beekeeping #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #backyard
    Bees in the backyard! Snapped a quick picture of this Melissodes desponsa on a dandelion in my backyard.

#beesofinstagram #nativebee #dandelion #bees #beekeeping #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #backyard
  • Monday, April 15, 2019 - 12:49pm
    It's spring and the hives from our overwintering experiment are already booming. #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #beekeeping #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #spring #sprung
    It's spring and the hives from our overwintering experiment are already booming. 
#beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #beekeeping #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #spring #sprung