University of Vermont

Taylor Ricketts Lab

Field Work Begins!

Field work on native pollinators and their contribution to Vermont's food system has begun.  Blueberries are blooming, bees are flying, and Taylor and Charlie and their intrepid field team are watching it all happen.  The crew is sampling bee visitation on 14 blueberry farms around the Champlain Valley, doing experiments to see what effect these bees have on yields, and keeping careful notes on where to find the best Creemee in the region.  Stay tuned for results on all three!