Wednesdays @3PM (EST) – 1h 15 min via zoom Join us for the Pollinator Webinar Series organized moderated by Tom Butzler and Dr. Margarita Lopez-Uribe from Penn State Extension. These eight webinars will cover a whole range of topics from beekeeping management to wild bee biodiversity and how to create habitat for pollinators. Webinars will take place on consecutive Wednesdays, starting on June 3rd at 3 PM (EST), 2 PM (CST), 1 PM (MST), and
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The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula, is an invasive planthopper that is rapidly expanding its range from Pennsylvania into the rest of eastern North America and beyond. In an effort to stop the further spread of this damaging pest, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) has established quarantine zones for all counties where the SLF has been reported. In 2019, only 14 counties were part of the quarantine zone. As of March 5, 2020, 26 counties were

November 25, 2019

COMB Update November 2019

The second bee-year of the COMB project was a time of splitting, swarming, and honey production. After winter losses of 62.3% in the chemical free (CF) management system, 13.0% in the conventional (CON) management system, and 14.7% in the organic (ORG) management system, we set out to recover our numbers. If a colony had at least 8 frames of brood in the spring, it was split to make a second colony. The split colony was
Honey bees are critical for crop pollination in the United States. The US is the first global producer of almonds and blueberries, and both of these crops require large numbers of managed honey bee colonies to maximize yields. In California, almond trees cover 1.4 million acres that supply about 70% of the demands worldwide. In Michigan, the acreage of blueberries has reached over 20,000 acres that produce about 100 million pounds of blueberries every year.
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Are you using IPM tactics to manage varroa mites? When it comes to keeping levels of parasitic mites low, there are numerous options available. In our latest Penn State Extension article, we outline the options and how they fit on the IPM pyramid (figure 1). IPM stands for Integrated Pest Management. The pest is the varroa mite and the main idea is to try integrate various practices to manage their population, from choosing hygienic bees
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14 Responses

  1. Dave says:

    The registration process is poorly thought out. AFTER registering (which requires several pages to be completed) Several more pages need to be completed to register for a course….for EACH course.

    As if The university didn’t consider that a registered person would possibly be interested in multiple or even all of the webinars?

    The web pages are not easy to complete on a mobile phone – designed for desktop…literally thinking from the last century. I just expect better from the University of Pennsylvania.

  2. Bruce Hamon says:

    Is there a way to signup for all the lectures in one fell swoop?! Thank you.

  3. Rosemary LONGO-NUTT says:

    Hi. Will these be recorded for those of us working during the day? Thank you

  4. Mary kay rossi says:

    Lost the sign in info for the zoom. I did register and got an email but I lost it. I guess I can’t attend the 3 classes I registered for?

  5. judy ann wiser says:

    are these pollinator series recorded? i could not make the first two and am very interested in seeing those

    • Judy, they will be recorded. If you register for the webinars, you will receive an email a couple of days after with a link for the webinar. I hope you are able to join us!

  6. Diane Hullick says:

    Please register me for the webinars

  7. The entire webinar series is available to “WATCH NOW” at Penn State’s Extension website at

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