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Male southeastern blueberry bee visiting a blueberry flower. Photo: Hannah Burrack

What bees pollinate
North Carolina blueberries?

Blueberries bloom in early spring and are pollinate by a diverse group of bee species in North Carolina. Learn who our pollinators are how to tell them apart!

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Male southeastern blueberry bee visiting a blueberry flower. Photo: Hannah Burrack

What bees pollinate
North Carolina blueberries?

Blueberries bloom in early spring and are pollinate by a diverse group of bee species in North Carolina. Learn who our pollinators are how to tell them apart!

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Jack Bacheler with his grand prize winning pumpkin at the 2013 NC State Fair. Photo: Natalie Hampton

Jack Bacheler is the
State Fair Pumpkin King

Jack Bacheler is a man of many talents--cotton entomologist by profession, two time Olympian, and now champion pumpkin grower!  Jack took home the top prize in this year's state fair for his nearly 800 lb veggie.

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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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

NC Crops - a resource
for field crop management information

The NC Crops blog, maintained by Dominic Reisig with contributions from Hannah Burrack, Jack Bacheler, Keith Edmisten, is a valuable resource for up to date information on field crop management.

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Cereal Leaf Beetle Behind Schedule popular

In a previous article I covered the reasons why it would not be a good idea to spray automatically for cereal leaf beetle this year (Reasons You Will Lose Money in 2014 Tank MORE »

Hessian Fly Now Laying Eggs in North Carolina Wheat popular

In a previous article I covered the decision making process that should underly Hessian fly sprays (Should you Spray Wheat for Hessian Fly?).  My recommendation was the vast majority (99%) of fields would MORE »

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Apiculture webinar - hosted by Mecklenburg CountyThu Jun 19 - Thu Jun 19, 2014 - ALL DAY Where:
Live Collaborate webinar
— 2 months away
NC State Beekeepers Association - Summer conferenceThu Jul 10 - Sat Jul 12, 2014 - ALL DAY Where:
Wilkes, NC, United States
— 3 months away
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