Honey bees and other pollinators have received much media attention in the past week. Here are a few of the recent news stories:
Mary Harris, Professor of Entomology and Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Iowa State University, was featured on Iowa Public Radio’s River to River program last week. The discussion was centered around a recently-released study investigating a particular class of insecticides called neonicotinoids found in Iowa waterways, along with the impacts on bees and other invertebrates. Listen to the program on Iowa Public Radio’s website at Toxic Pesticide That Affects Honeybees Found in Iowa Waterways.
Also on the topic of pollinators, Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames is participating in the international Operation Pollinator project, aimed at developing sustainable, native habitat for pollinator species. Read more at New Attraction Developed for Veenker.