Grace Savoy-Burke is an MS candidate in Entomology at the University of Delaware. With the help of the USGS and a team of citizen scientists, she is studying the diversity of native pollinators in forest fragments throughout Delaware and Maryland. She will also be looking at the diversity of parasitic wasps, which play vital roles in regulation of insect populations within ecosystems and are effective biological control agents. Through this research she hopes to increase our understanding of the ecological requirements and factors affecting the distribution of native bees and parasitoids to improve strategies for their management and conservation in fragmented landscapes.
Dare to Bee recent posts
- #beforeandafter It’s a magical morning in the apiary #udbeeteam #metamorphosis #chrysalis #monarch #monachbutterflySmall Hive Beetles! While not a sight a beekeeper usually wants to see, I couldn’t be more pleased. We are successfully rearing these destructive little critters in the lab for a new nematode study at UD. #smallhivebeetles #beekeeping #squirmy #udbeeteam #scienceWe 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.