I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read the title of this article that appeared in MINNPOST this month. I follow the bee/pollinator stories very closely and have been impressed by Dr Spivak’s work. She is a MacArthur Fellow and Distinguished McKnight Professor in Entomology at the University of Minnesota. “To grasp our bees' plight and prospects, stay focused on food.” She goes on to say that if bees have proper nutrition they’re actually able to detoxify pesticides, their immune systems are bolstered and they can fight off diseases. That makes sense. The same holds true for humans. This is an important article, written in plain speech that gives a holistic view of the challenges facing bees and beekeepers. Read more…
Dr Spivak is also the Director of the Bee Lab at the University of Minnesota. Click here for more information.
The University of Minnesota has maintained an internationally recognized research, teaching, and outreach program on honey bees since 1918. Minnesota together with Wisconsin, and North and South Dakota is the top honey-producing region in the US.
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