Minnesota Impacts Video: Bee Research

In this impact video, entomologist Marla Spivak discusses how U of M researchers are currently working to address the changing needs of bees in Minnesota and beyond.

MN Impact: U of M Bee Research

  • Mercado Central in Minneapolis, MN.

    A collborative research project has led to the creation of the Culturally Enriched Communities website, which fuses interdisciplinary research findings with design-related best practices that can be used to eliminate health, income and educational racial disparities and strengthen the economic and cultural vitality of neighborhoods, cities, regions and states.

  • MN-Torgy Wheat growing in a field.

    The University of Minnesota has released a new hard red spring wheat variety called ‘MN-Torgy.’ MN-Torgy features a good combination of yield, protein, straw strength and disease resistance. 

  • Amaranth seeds on a white background.

    Palmer amaranth was first detected in Minnesota in 2016, but even before it hit the state, University of Minnesota researchers and Extension specialists mobilized to help state agencies and landowners develop a plan to eradicate infestations before spread to new areas.

  • Pigs.

    University researchers in the College of Veterinary Medicine Center for Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS) have been key partners in helping to track African Swine Fever. In 2019,  they partnered with a team of researchers around the world to measure the risk of ASF entering the U.S. through the smuggling of pork products in air passenger luggage. 

  • Tamarack Trees in fall along a Northern MN lake.

    Eastern larch beetles are not new and, in fact, are native to Minnesota. They are found everywhere tamaracks grow, but throughout history, the beetles never posed a great threat and were largely ignored by forest entomologists. What has changed?