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Online beekeeping
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Click HERE for more information about the exciting new Beekeeper Education & Engagement System (BEES), an online resource for beekeepers at all levels. The system is entirely internet based and aims to foster an online learning community among beekeepers. The structure of the BEES network is broken into three ascending levels of complexity (Beginner, Advanced, and Ambassador) and three general areas of content (honey bee biology, honey bee management, and the honey bee industry). Sign up today!

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BEES

Online beekeeping
mini-courses

Click HERE for more information about the exciting new Beekeeper Education & Engagement System (BEES), an online resource for beekeepers at all levels. The system is entirely internet based and aims to foster an online learning community among beekeepers. The structure of the BEES network is broken into three ascending levels of complexity (Beginner, Advanced, and Ambassador) and three general areas of content (honey bee biology, honey bee management, and the honey bee industry). Sign up today!

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The Wolfpack’s
Waggle – Newsletter of the NC State Apiculture Program

The Wolfpack Waggle, a quarterly newsletter from the NCSU Apiculture Program, highlights honey bee research, extension, and education activities.

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Brown Marmorated
Stink Bug in North Carolina

The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB, Halyomorpha halys) is an invasive pest that was accidentally introduced from Asia into Pennsylvania in the 1990s. It was first detected in NC in 2009, and as of mid-2014, it had been reported in 64 of NC’s 100 counties.

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Red morphs of the green peach aphid on tobacco flower. Photo: Hannah Burrack

Aphids in (mostly organic) tobacco

Several questions on have come in the during the past week about aphids on tobacco.  In most cases, these questions were related to management in organic tobacco, where aphids are the most difficult MORE »

Grape mealybug on the surface of a fruit. Photo: Hannah Burrack

Mealybugs in North Carolina grapes

During the last two weeks, there have been several reports of mealybugs in wine grape vineyards.  Mealybugs are sucking insects, the females of which are often coated with white wax. As a by-product MORE »

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