Bee researcher May Berenbaum awarded National Medal of Science


May Berenbaum, a well-known entomologist and bee researcher at the University of Illinois, has been awarded a National Medal of Science by President Barack Obama. The medal is the nation’s highest honor for achievement and leadership in advancing fields of science. Berenbaum’s work has concentrated in how bees and other insects interact with plants. But sheContinue reading “Bee researcher May Berenbaum awarded National Medal of Science”

Stop squashing bugs. And stop calling them pests.


Those of us who are beekeepers rightly love our bugs. Chances are, we don’t spend too much time thinking about other bugs. Scott R. Shaw does. He’s a professor and curator of the Insect Museum at the University of Wyoming. He’s also author of Planet of the Bugs: Evolution and the Rise of Insects. He’sContinue reading “Stop squashing bugs. And stop calling them pests.”