Cassandra Ference is pursuing bachelor degrees in Wildlife Conservation and Entomology at the University of Delaware. She is currently conducting research to measure the diversity and abundance of parasitic wasps in urban forest fragments. Parasitic wasps are important biological control agents for reducing crop and forest pests. She is a National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR Summer Scholar, the Outreach Chair for the Entomology Club, a volunteer at Tri-State Bird Rescue and a big sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware.
Dare to Bee recent posts
- We grafted queen cells from one of our best colonies last week, and I’ve got say they look great!Prep for this week‘s Apiculture lab at UD. We looked at a bunch of different methods to monitor for Varroa mites: sticky boards, powdered sugar rolls, alcohol washes, and even got to try my new CO2 device. Thankfully we had very low Varroa levels in all of the hives we tested.We had a beautiful Ag Day this year at University of Delaware. There was quite a crowd at the “bee cage” for live demos, and we got to educate hundreds of people about honey bees and other pollinators. Thanks to everyone who came! #udbeeteam #agday #honeybees #pollinators #springDespite some interruptions from the residents at our new location, we got our new research apiary set up this morning! #brewershideawayfarm #udbeeteam #galaxythecow #princessthehorseHanging some swarm trap boxes this year for the ones that get away. Wish us luck!The (last) big thaw