Event: The Plight of the Honeybee - June 27

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm
UNL Student Union - Room 200
Lincoln, NE 68588
Join us for a discussion led by Dr. Judy Wu-Smart about honeybees: what they need to survive, what endangers them, and how you can help. 
Dr. Judy Wu-Smart is an Extension & Research Entomologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She heads the UNL Bee Lab. The UNL Bee Lab pursues research questions and extension programs focused on better understanding various stressors impacting pollinator health in both managed and wild bee communities. Our lab also focuses on integrating research findings to mitigate stressors and inform sustainable pollinator-friendly policies as well as develop practical applications for integrated pest management in managed bee colonies. Current research projects examine the non-target effects of pesticide exposure on bees in agroecosystems, the impact of landscape enhancements on bee communities, interaction effects of multiple stressors on bee behavior and colony development, pest control strategies (including management of Varroa mites in honey bee colonies), and resistance management. Through our extension programming, we work closely with beekeepers, growers, various industries and small businesses, gardeners, and nature enthusiasts to develop best management practices and educate about the importance of pollinators and ecosystem diversity.