WOLFPACK WAGGLE : JULY 20, 2017
Greetings from the NC State Apiculture Program! You can now access our latest issue of the our program’s newsletter, the Wolfpack’s Waggle, which can also be found as usual through:
Summers are always a busy time of year, and this year is no different. James and Joe are busy with their first research seasons, both on the biology of queens; James is investigating how queens might learn to live together (or not), and Joe is testing the short- and long-term effects of pesticide exposure during queen rearing. Hannah and her team (including Claire, Erin, and Nathan) have again been busily sampling the native bee communities all across the state. We have also been hosting a MS student from East Carolina University, Starling Krentz, who has been seeing if there might be a way to “vaccinate” queens so that their offspring are less prone to a given pathogen. Jen has been juggling all of these efforts, especially the queen rearing, and keeping the bees happy. Esmaeil and Dan are busy with their projects at UNCG and UPenn, respectively, and Brad continues to expand the queen clinic in new directions. Perhaps the biggest news is that Hongmei is very soon to start her new position at Central State University in OH, so all the best and thanks!
I hope everyone is doing great during the heat of the summer!
Dr. David Tarpy, NCSU
Note: Chapter email was sent on July 20th 2017