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Penn State Entomology Seminar-Listen via Adobe Connect!

“Herbicide drift impact on floral resources and pollination services: A landscape approach”

David Mortensen and Melanie Kammerer

11:15 am, Friday, Jan 30, 2015

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Melanie and Dave blend applied plant ecology and ecologically-based pest management to improve the sustainability of land resource management. Their research examines the ecological interactions between agricultural fields and natural areas, at the landscape level.  Furthermore, their studies have highlighted the unforeseen effects of herbicide use on ecosystems services.

Introduction to Beekeeping, February 21 & 22, March 21 & 22, 2015 
Held at Temple University, Ambler campus, 11:00 am-3:30 pm                                         Learn about honeybees and their needs, how you can help them, and what is involved in being a beekeeper.                                                                                                                           See

Intensive, introductory/update beekeeping course, July 10, 11, 12, 2015
Held at Delaware Valley College, Doylestown, PA , 9:00 am-4:00 pm                                       A course that can be an introduction to beekeeping for the novice or an opportunity for the intermediate level beekeeper to gain updated information and new management practices necessitated by current honeybee parasites and diseases.                                                   See:

Queen rearing intensive weekend course, available at two locations on different dates:     May 9-10, 2015, 9 am-3 pm at Temple University, Ambler Campus                                    June 13-14, 2015, 9 am-3 pm at Delaware Valley College, Doylestown, PA                           For more information, see: