Posts Tagged ‘beekeeping’

Drummond Quoted in AP, Press Herald Articles on Beekeeping

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Frank Drummond, an entomology specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and a UMaine professor of insect ecology, was quoted in Associated Press and Portland Press Herald articles about Maine beekeepers assessing their hives after the long winter. Drummond said some beekeepers have experienced considerable losses while others have not. “It seems to be all over the place. I expect it will be one of those winters that wasn’t great for the bees but also wasn’t catastrophic,” he said. Boston Herald and The Republic of Indiana carried the AP report.

Drummond’s Research Cited in Scientific American Article on Beekeeping

Friday, September 13th, 2013

A Scientific American article titled “The mind-boggling math of migratory beekeeping” cites research conducted by Frank Drummond, a University of Maine entomologist and blueberry pollination expert, and his colleagues. Drummond’s research, which was conducted among flowering blueberry bushes, determined a honey bee forages for four hours and visits an average of 1,200 flowers a day.

UMaine Extension Helping Area Beekeepers

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

A Bangor Daily News story about growing local interest in beekeeping cites the importance of University of Maine Cooperative Extension expertise.