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 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