January 29, 2019

Jamie Ellis: The Indispensible Nuc

Dr. Jamie Ellis handling honey bees during an ICS video shoot. UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones.

“Nucs” are small honey be colonies housed in small hives. Consequently, their importance in beekeeping is often overlooked. Despite this, nucs can become an indispensable tool in one’s beekeeping operation. In this lecture, the benefits of using nucs will be discussed and their importance emphasized.

About the Speaker

Jamie Ellis is the Gahan Endowed Professor of Entomology in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida. He has a BS degree in Biology from the University of Georgia (Georgia, USA) and a PhD in Entomology from Rhodes University in South Africa. At the University of Florida, Jamie has responsibilities in extension, instruction and research. Regarding his extension work, Jamie created the UF, South Florida, and Caribbean Bee Colleges, and the UF Master Beekeeper Program. As an instructor, Jamie supervises PhD and masters students in addition to offering an online beekeeping course. Currently, Jamie and his team have over 30 active research projects in the fields of honey bee husbandry, conservation and ecology, and integrated crop pollination.