Owen Cass, M.S. candidate in entomology and Mt. Cuba Center Fellow, was recognized on July 9th 2014 for his role in the University of Delaware’s new research partnership with Mt. Cuba. Owen will use this opportunity to study and compare the ecological value of cultivars and native flowers by examining the pollen content and nutritional value of these flowers. Additionally, Owen will use the diverse selection of flowers present at Mt. Cuba Center to develop a pollen library for commercial and hobbyist beekeepers. Emily Baisden, M.S. candidate in entomology was recognized as well for the cultivar research she will be conducting with Mt. Cuba Center. The full story is available here at the University of Delaware’s website for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Dare to Bee recent posts
- We got a great harvest from our new Flow Hive this year! Although harvesting honey was a snap, this is definitely NOT hands-off beekeeping. A colony in a flow hive still needs routine inspections and maintenance, so new beekeepers should not be tempted to “set it and forget it” #udbeeteam #honey #summer #harvest #flowhive #bees #pollinators #udbotanicalgardensWe had a great time showing off our apiary and insect zoo to UD’s Critter Camp this week!Installing queen cells today. We’re getting our system down, and have made some really nice cells from some of our best colonies. They’ll make a great contribution to improving our stock next year. #udbeeteam #queens #honeybees #summer #queencells #matingnucs #nucsBusy raising the queens that will take us through the winter.One of the keys to raising quality queens is having quality nutrition in the hive. We regularly collect pollen for our growing pollen library, so I’m fortunate to always have a freezer full of pollen available. When setting up a cell-building colony, I can spoil them by feeding them extra protein from pollen collected right here in our apiary. #udbeeteam #pollen #nosubstitute #queens #honeybeesPicked up some nucs from our friends at Swarmbustin’ Honey today. I always love visiting this apiary.