WOLFPACK’s WAGGLE

Latest Issue of the WOLFPACK’S WAGGLE

Hi everyone,
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:
https://entomology.ces.ncsu.edu/apiculture/wolfpacks-waggle-newsletter/
The beginning of a new year always brings reflection about the previous. We’ve had another successful year, with 11 peer-reviewed publications (a record high for our program, second year in a row) and 8 presentations at scientific meetings. We had 14 active grants totaling $3.2M, and we have 20 people in the program. We have been joined by our new project manager, Sharon Munger, who has really helped to facilitate all of the logistics within the program and has been a fantastic addition to our team. On the extension side, collectively we delivered ~15 presentations and workshops to various beekeeper groups for ~2,800 individual contacts, and we were covered by four media stories on our work. Our Queen & Disease Clinic is growing ever-more popular among beekeepers and queen producers, and it is really starting to gain traction in becoming a self-sustaining resource for beekeepers to ascertain the reproductive quality of queens (and drones) and the disease levels in their colonies. Overall, 2017 was a great year, and we hope the same for 2018!
I hope everyone is getting their bees ready for winter, and may they all survive happy and healthy through next spring! Sincerely, David

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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
WEB: http://entomology.ces.ncsu.edu/profile/david-tarpy/
EMAIL: david_tarpy@ncsu.edu
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