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Bumble bee on a flower

Jun 13, 2022

Shorter, Wider Flowers May Transmit More Parasites to Bees

Flower shape has the biggest effect on parasite transmission to bees, according to a new study. 

NC State Extension honey bee health

May 20, 2022

Bee the Solution

The NC State apiculture program works through Extension to help North Carolina beekeepers with hive health. 

May 19, 2022

Bee-Friendly All Summer

Celebrate World Bee Day on May 20 with these bee-friendly tips. 

May 18, 2022

Keep Those Bee Hotels Buzzing

To celebrate World Bee Day, Farms, Food and You sat down with NC State's Elsa Youngsteadt to learn how we can help foster bee populations with gardens and bee hotels. 

a bee on a flower

Mar 24, 2022

Counting Bees Needs a Recalibration

NC State researchers developed new, innovative methods to help bee biologists calculate more accurate population estimates. 

Man in protective gear near bee swarm

Sep 2, 2021

Making a Beeline for RDU Airport

Traveling honeybees reach their new home with help from an NC State professor and beekeeping hobbyist. 

Apr 22, 2021

NC State Named A ‘Bee Campus USA’

The certification recognizes NC State’s ongoing efforts to conserve pollinator species. 

Swallowtail butterfly on flower

Feb 22, 2021

New Book: Gardening for Bees, Butterflies and More

A step-by-step book from NC State faculty members helps gardeners design and maintain beautiful habitats to support pollinators. 

Feb 11, 2021

Do You Want to Build a Bee Hotel?

Learn how to build a bee hotel just in time for spring with Applied Ecology's Elsa Youngsteadt. She's partnering with Hill Library’s Makerspace for a virtual build-a-long on Feb. 27. 

Beekeeper holds up boards covered with bees

Jan 13, 2021

Shedding Light on the Secret Reproductive Lives of Honey Bees

Research at NC State and the University of British Columbia shows that there are trade-offs between sperm viability and the expression of a protein involved in the insect’s immune response.