Chris Rosario, research associate with the Western Pacific Tropical Research Center at the University of Guam has been surveying bees on Guam and in the region as part of the Honeybee Health Survey funded by USDA-APHIS. Although the survey has been completed, Rosario is still keen on these honey-making insects and he is continuing research on Guam’s bees. “Bees are not only important as pollinators for many crops and forest plants, they are fascinating insects to study,” said Rosario.
He needs the public to assist him in finding wild (feral) bee colonies, especially if they are causing a problem for neighborhoods or homeowners. He would like to remove the problem bees and give them a new home in a hive so that beekeeping enthusiasts may experience the pleasures and perils of beekeeping.
Rosario would like people to contact him, including mayor’s offices and individuals, regarding bees that may need to be removed. He invites the public to contact him at Chris Rosario at 487-1640, 735-2068 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about bees, please visit cnas-re.uog.edu/bees