WOLFPACK WAGGLE: October 28 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:
The fall semester so far has been a whirlwind of activity. Our weekly lab meetings have been filled with everyone presenting the exciting findings from their respective summer field projects, which has been very stimulating and bodes well for some of the future papers that will be coming out of the lab in the coming years. Some of the main efforts these last few months has been to submit several grant proposals, including some that were entirely conceived and written in a collaborative effort by the grad students in the program.
We also, for the first time, have started to sell jars of our Wolfpack Honey at the NC State farmer’s market on the Brickyard of main campus every Wednesday.
Our lab group has grown substantially in size these last few months as well, with the addition of several new excellent undergraduate researchers and especially the addition of our new office manager, Sharon Munger, who we very much look forward to working with in various elements of our program particularly the Queen & Disease Clinic.
Also be sure to check out the featured article, written by Master Beekeeper David Bridgers on his NCSU-collaborative research project for the partial fulfillment of his Master Craftsman requirements. The results should be of interest to all beekeepers, and I hope this to serve as an example for all future endeavors.
I hope everyone is getting their bees ready for winter, and may they all survive happy and healthy through next spring!
David R. Tarpy
Professor and Extension Apiculturist
Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology
Campus Box 7613
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7613
TEL: (919) 515-1660
FAX: (919) 515-7746
LAB: (919) 513-7702