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honey beeIf you spot a pair of beekeepers in the elevator of the Radisson Blu Mall of America hotel, don’t be alarmed. There’s no infestation; it’s just business as usual for this Bloomington, Minn., hotel and a growing number of properties around the globe. Behind the bee veils at the Radisson Blu you’ll find University of Minnesota Bee Squad program manager Bridget Mendel tending to hives on the rooftop and collecting data on the resident honeybees with other members of her team. Read more

David AndowDr. David Andow, a Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, was elected as Fellow in 2019. He is internationally known for his research on insect population and community ecology, risk assessment of invasive species and genetic engineering, and management of resistance in insects. Read more

bumblebeeSeeking a Culprit When Bumblebee Carcasses Pile Up: Blame the linden trees? Maybe pesticides left by humans? Or is nature just cruel sometimes? Read more. 

Linden trees — fragrant shade trees found across the Midwest — have long provided bees with vital pollen and nectar. But occasionally, dead bumble bees have been observed beneath flowering linden trees, as well. Read more.

The Pollinator Party brings together bees, scientists, beekeepers, food and live music. Join us Thursday, July 25, 2019. 

Bee a friend, join our Pollination Celebration! Don't miss out on live music, food truck, scavenger hunts, photo stations, restoration events, guided bird walks, and more! Join us Saturday, August 3, 2019. 

Ann FallonThe Department of Entomology honored Dr. Ann Fallon with a Special Recognition award for the strength and success of her research, commitment to the department, and dedication to positively impacting students and staff through teaching and mentoring. Read about Ann's amazing career here.

Professor Tim Kurtti

Dr. Tim Kurtti - Professor

Thursday, May 16, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
335 Borlaug Hall

Let's Get Buggy and Celebrate Entomology!

Thursday May 16, 2019 on the St. Paul Campus - Borlaug Hall
Schedule of events (subject to change):
9-11 am: Student Poster Session, Land O' Lakes Room, 395 Borlaug Hall
11 am-noon:Richards-Hodson Lecture, 335 Borlaug Hall
presented by Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy
"Of Bugs, Entomology, and Global Food Security"

Plan to arrive early, limited seating

Members of the Entomology Department will be participating in the 2019 UMN Major/Minor Expo on Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 1-4 pm in the Great Hall of Coffman Memorial Union.

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