Tiny mite takes a major bite out of NYS honeybee population, threatens fruit and vegetable crops

ITHACA, N.Y. – A tiny mite is causing major problems for New York’s honeybee population and is threatening the fruit and vegetable crops that are a major part of the state’s agriculture industry. The varroa mite is a common parasite that weakens honeybee colonies by feeding on bee blood and fat stores, and transmitting deadly […]

Families invited to an afternoon of creatures, robots and LEGOs, Jan. 28 at Cornell

WHAT: Eleventh Annual FIRST LEGO League Junior Expo WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 28, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., 2017 WHERE: Duffield Hall Atrium, Cornell University campus ITHACA, N.Y. – Swing like a monkey, fly like a bat or hop like a frog to the Eleventh Annual FIRST LEGO League Junior Expo – hosted by the Cornell […]

Supporting pollinators – Don’t forget about wild bees

Bryan Danforth, professor in Cornell’s Department of Entomology studies the role of wild (native) bees in crop pollination, remind people that while the federal government’s interest in reversing the decline in honey bees is a step in the right direction, they shouldn’t forget the native wild pollinators who also provide important pollination services for agricultural […]