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Entomology

UGA Honey Bee Program

Honey bees have been the Official State Insect of Georgia since 1975 and a subject of teaching and inquiry at the University of Georgia for decades. These marvelous insects are manageable and used to produce honey and pollinate crops. They are practical models of biological organization and social behavior.

Honey bee research at the University of Georgia addresses sustainable bee health management issues as well as more basic questions on bee pollination and foraging ecology. In all its endeavors, the UGA Honey Bee Program aims to develop research, teaching and extension initiatives that are locally responsive while globally relevant.

Honey Bee Lab email list gets a tune-up

UGA Listserv

We recently merged our YHC-UGA Bee Institute email list into our GA Bee Letter email distribution system to ensure that no one misses pertinent correspondence on a timely basis, as well as to streamline our administration.

Visit our correspondence page to read more about the changes to our email lists, get instructions for subscribing, unsubscribing, and changing your subscription, and peruse our most recent distributions (to see if you missed them!).

Managed Pollinator CAP

Managed Pollinator Coordianted Agricultural Project

The Managed Pollinator Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP) is a national research and extension initiative made up of 21 funded collaborators and two advisory boards, whose long-term goal is to restore large and diverse populations of managed bee pollinators across the United States to sustain natural and agricultural plant communities. The Managed Pollinator CAP web site is hosted by the University of Georgia.

CAP related articles are jointly published in the American Bee Journal and in Bee Culture Magazine.

How to protect Pollinators & other Beneficial Insects

Some of the six (& eight!) -legged creatures that you come across outside may seem scary, but they are actually helpful. These "beneficial" insects pollinate our flowers, fruits & vegetables and even kill the bad (destructive) bugs.

Don't automatically run to the big box store for the can of pesticide promising the most devastating results... first read our web pages on Beneficial Insects.

Support the Bee Lab: eat more honey

Please support our UGA Bee Lab research efforts by purchasing some of our private-label, pure, raw honey. It is available from three, convenient locations:

  • Athens Seed, Lawn and Garden
    54 Greensboro Highway
    Watkinsville, GA 30677
  • Cofer's Home and Garden
    1145 Mitchell Bridge Road
    Athens, GA 30606
  • UGA Department of Entomology
    413 Biological Sciences Building
    120 Cedar Street
    Athens, GA 30602
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