Insects / Cool Bugs

People who travel south for the winter are called Snowbirds. But what about insects? A few actually migrate south and the remainder – where do they go? And how do insects tolerate the cold temperatures? http://joeybeepodcast.com/podcasts/2020/A44INSECTSINWINTER.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe:...

There is more than a buzz in the air. It sounds like an alien spaceship is landing. Not that I ever heard an alien spaceship! I have witnessed cicada hatches before but never at this magnitude. They are everywhere. I see them on all plants and some exoskeletons are even attached to my hose. Nature is...

There are bees that can cause damage to your home. On this show I teach the science behind carpenter bees and how to take care of any problem they may cause. http://joeybeepodcast.com/podcasts/2020/CCARPENTERBEES.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

There is an invasive insect that is destroying entire forests in the United States. The emerald ash borer attacks our population of ash trees. To date, millions of trees have died. On this show I discuss the problem and possible solutions. (photo courtesy of...

So what is your connotation of an insect? I have met people who fear them, are squeamish about them, and some, who just hate them. Of course, there are a few people like me, who think insects are cool. On this show I discuss three (one is actually an arachnid) (this sometimes adds people to the hate insect group)...

How many people do you know who dislike (I didn’t use hate) insects. Maybe because they truly do not understand the importance of them. In the circle of life we are all connected. (I took this photo when I was conducting research on the Sage Brush Steppe in Idaho.) OLYMPUS DIGITAL...

There is a Utopian society here on earth. Each member plays a specific role in the success of the order. No, it is not a human group. Bees are so well organized into a colony that they continue to marvel scientists today. http://joeybeepodcast.com/podcasts/Joey-Bee-Podcast-Episode-0005-Bees.mp3Podcast: Play in new...