Posts Tagged ‘bees’

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.

UMaine Study on Best Plants to Attract Bees Focus of Press Herald Column

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

A study being conducted by University of Maine researchers to determine what flowers are most attractive to bees was the topic of the latest column in the Portland Press Herald’s Maine Gardener series. UMaine professors Alison Dibble, Lois Berg Stack and Frank Drummond are conducting the study at gardens in Old Town, Jonesboro and Blue Hill with the help of graduate student Eric Venturini. Honeybees have become scarcer and more expensive to bring in from out of state, which makes wild and native bees more important to commercial growers and home gardeners, according to the article.

Yarborough, Drummond Quoted in Huffington Post Blog

Friday, June 14th, 2013

A recent blog post by Sharon Kitchens on Huffington Post titled “Pollination of Maine’s Wild Blueberry Crop” contains quotes from David Yarborough, a wild blueberry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and Frank Drummond, an entomologist and blueberry pollination expert at UMaine. The Portland Press Herald also carried the blog post recently.

Yarborough, Drummond Quoted in Press Herald Blog

Monday, June 10th, 2013

A recent post on the Portland Press Herald blog “The Root,” titled “Pollination of Maine’s Wild Blueberry Crop,” contains quotes from David Yarborough, a wild blueberry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and Frank Drummond, an entomologist and blueberry pollination expert at the University of Maine.

Yarborough, Drummond Quoted in BDN Article on Bees, Blueberries

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Frank Drummond, an entomologist and blueberry pollination expert at the University of Maine, and David Yarborough, a wild blueberry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, were interviewed for the Bangor Daily News article “Hired bees play major role in Maine blueberry industry.”