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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, December 13, 2019 - 12:36pm
    Monitoring varroa is important. Check out our new sugar shake how-to video! Full video on the ISU IPM youtube channel. Special thanks to Brandon Kleinke, Ashley St Clair, IPM4BEES, and the North Central IPM Center. #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #beekeeping #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #varroa #mite #sugar #shake #ipm4bees
    Monitoring varroa is important. Check out our new sugar shake how-to video! Full video on the ISU IPM youtube channel. Special thanks to Brandon Kleinke, Ashley St Clair, IPM4BEES, and the North Central IPM Center.  #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #beekeeping #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #varroa #mite #sugar #shake #ipm4bees
  • Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 2:12pm
    Observation hive gets swarmed! We hosted a stop at our bee barn during last summer's horticulture field day. People were very excited to see the bees up close and hear about our research. Photo stolen from @erinwhodgson #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #beekeeping #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #colony #presentation #audience #buzzbuzz #beesnstuff
    Observation hive gets swarmed! We hosted a stop at our bee barn during last summer's horticulture field day. People were very excited to see the bees up close and hear about our research. Photo stolen from @erinwhodgson 
#beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #beekeeping #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #colony #presentation #audience #buzzbuzz #beesnstuff
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 12:16pm
    And so begin the summer fieldwork throwback photos. Not getting to many fun shots now that it's so cold out! #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #beekeeping #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #summervibes #fieldwork #nostalgia
    And so begin the summer fieldwork throwback photos. Not getting to many fun shots now that it's so cold out!
 #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #beekeeping #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #summervibes #fieldwork  #nostalgia
  • Monday, November 11, 2019 - 3:10pm
    Riding up on the hives in the middle of a forage desert. Soybeans in Iowa may provide some nectar for honey bees, but once they're done blooming there are virtually no floral resources around. #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #beekeeping #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #brown #desert #fooddesert #fieldwork #hungry
    Riding up on the hives in the middle of a forage desert. Soybeans in Iowa may provide some nectar for honey bees, but once they're done blooming there are virtually no floral resources around. 
#beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #beekeeping #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #brown #desert #fooddesert #fieldwork #hungry
  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 12:18pm
    GHOST BEES! Happy Halloween from the Iowa State Bee Team! Check out this spooky sugar shake, because let's face it, nothing is scarier than varroa mite! #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #beekeeping #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #halloween #ghosts #ghostbees #sugar #spooky
    GHOST BEES!  Happy Halloween from the Iowa State Bee Team! Check out this spooky sugar shake, because let's face it, nothing is scarier than varroa mite!
 #beesofinstagram #honeybee #bees #beekeeping #honeybees #hives #beekeeper #apiary #iowastate #beeresearch #entomology #honey #apismellifera #soybeans #prairie #extension #iowa #halloween #ghosts #ghostbees #sugar #spooky