2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Andrew Ulsamer of the USDA BRL talks to a student about the observation hive. Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usdagov/sets/72157630315966964/with/7468707808/

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an annual festival held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. that celebrates cultural diversity and traditions. The USDA Bee Research Lab was asked to participate this year as part of the theme “Campus and … Continue reading

Wax Moth Damage

One of this summer’s projects involves documenting a frame that is succumbing to a wax moth infestation. As I am finding out, through this documentation, wax moths are a highly destructive moth that attack honey bee frames, chewing their way … Continue reading