“If it weren’t for honeybees and other pollinators, we wouldn’t have about a third of everything that we eat,” explains Dr. David Tarpy, a North Carolina State University entomologist. In this video, he explains his research on the genomics of honeybee queen development and their reproductive potential. It’s research with important implications for the future of food production.
As part of National Pollinator Week, the CALS Office of Sustainability Programs hosted a meet-and-greet event for its new Pollinator Health Initiative on June 21 at E.S. King Village in Raleigh. The event – which was attended by residents of E.S. King Village, CALS faculty and staff, and industry partners – was designed to help raise awareness about pollinator health issues.
North Carolina State University will play a central role in a 5-year, $5 million U.S. Department of Agriculture effort to compile a nationwide honey bee database designed to make beekeepers more productive.