“Owen Cass is a Master of Science candidate in Entomology with the University of Delaware, and Mt. Cuba Center Fellow. He is a hobby beekeeper and gardener who is interested in the impact that planting decisions have on pollinators. His research will focus on elucidating the ecological benefit that species and cultivars in Mt. Cuba’s trial garden provide to native pollinators. He will also be tracking the various pollen sources used by honey bees and bumblebees. He hopes that his work will allow gardeners, agriculturalists, and horticulturalists to make well-informed planting decisions to benefit imperiled pollinators.”
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.