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Saturday, January 16 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Putting Some Buzz In Your Pastures: Improving Bee Health

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A decline in honeybee and bumble bee populations over the past few decades has been attributed to many factors including pests, disease, pesticide exposure, and a loss of nectar and pollen resources. Historically, an important summer food resource for honeybees has been from forage legumes such as clovers, alfalfa and birdsfoot trefoil. This session led by UVM’s Sid Bosworth and Samantha Alger will focus on the interactions of forage legumes with wild bees and honeybees and ways to increase floral resources in pastures and hay fields for these important insects. In addition, they will discuss Vermont’s first year in the National Honey Bee Survey and provide some preliminary results from the first year of sampling.


Samantha Alger

Graduate Student, UVM Extension and Plant & Soil Science Dept.
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Sid Bosworth

UVM Extension and Plant & Soil Science Dept.
Sid Bosworth is an Associate Extension Professor of Agronomy at the University of Vermont and serves as the state Extension Agronomist. He has been in this position since 1990.  Sid has taught courses in forage crops, turf management and weed ecology and has conducted applied research... Read More →

Saturday January 16, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm PST