Over the past few weeks, the Asian Giant Hornet, also known as the “murder hornet,” has been making headlines across the country. The invasive species was found in Washington state last fall and has been linked to several deaths in its native Japan. But, how much of the news coverage about this hornet is hype, […]
If you’ve heard any news about bees recently, chances are it’s not positive. Most news coverage focuses on one particular issue facing our buzzy little friends; colony collapse disorder. If you’re not aware, Colony Collapse Disorder is when commercial honey bee hives just…die. Or disappear. Literally thousands of bees gone in a couple of days. […]
Today’s episode is a pledge drive conversation with writer and beekeeper Heather Swan about her new book, Where Honeybees Thrive: Stories from the Field.
Jonathan Zarov speaks with Heather Swan, beekeeper and author of the new book Where Honeybees Thrive: Stories from the Field. It’s a book of creative nonfiction about honeybees, combining the work of artists, scientists, and entomologists. Heather Swan is a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she teaches environmental literature and writing. She is also a […]
On this week’s Earthlinks, host Deb Biechler explores what we can do to help sustain bees and other pollinators in our community. To find answers to this question, she spoke with Michael Murray, a pesticide specialist at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, and Elizabeth Meils, a state apiarist. Both say that […]
Tonight’s show is about pollination and the wild and managed pollinators that provide this important ecosystem service. Our producer and host is Kaitlin Stack Whitney and our show was engineered by Dennis Shaffer.
Our guests are Dr. Christina Locke, a postdoctoral researcher, and Kiley Friedrich, a graduate student – both in the entomology department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.