James Wolfin is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Ecology at the University of Delaware with minors in Biology and Wildlife Conservation. He is studying pollen foraged by Honey Bees in both the University of Delaware Apiary and the Mt. Cuba Center trial Garden. James will use this information to develop an online pollen library and pollen calendar for commercial beekeepers. Additionally, James is the webmaster of the Mid Atlantic Apiculture Research Extension and Consortium (MAAREC) website, a resource used by hobbyist and commercial beekeepers. James is conducting research this summer under the University of Delaware’s Cooperative Extension program analyzing the pollen foraged by pollinators in the Mid-Atlantic.
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.