On a FasTrack

By |November 1st, 2011|

Horticulturist Ralph Scorza pollinates plum flowers while geneticist Ann Callahan measures sugar content and molecular biologist Chris Dardick measures [...]

Beauty with benefits

By |May 1st, 2011|

David James

Restoring native sagebrush steppe habitat in and near vineyards and wineries in central Washington could attract more than [...]

New treatment against CCD

By |March 15th, 2011|

Remebee is easily administered—mixed into heavy bee syrup and fed in one feeding of one pint. Some beekeepers are [...]

Understanding cherry fruit set

By |March 15th, 2011|

Researchers, with the help of electron scanning microscopes, can view cherry reproductive organs, like this stigma of a Sweetheart [...]

Beekeepers fear loss of forage

By |March 15th, 2011|

The purple spotted knapweed flower is attractive to bees and a good nectar producer: However, once it gains a [...]

Skimping on bees can be risky

By |March 15th, 2011|

The strength of a bee colony is important, but it is difficult to assess without looking inside.

Bees are critical [...]

Pollination role of native bees studied

By |March 15th, 2011|

The price tag for renting honeybees for apple pollination, just $35 per hive a few years ago, now tops [...]

Keep hives warm and dry

By |March 15th, 2011|

Placing beehives in a good location in the orchard is one of the keys to getting honeybees to do [...]

Cultivating beneficials

By |December 1st, 2009|

Mike Omeg checks for beneficial insects in goldenrod plants in an insectary alongside a Regina cherry block. He’s watched [...]

Invite the whole community

By |December 1st, 2009|

Mason bee nests in the orchard of Robert Schreiber at Poysdorf, Austria, pictured during an International Fruit Tree Association [...]