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UOG scientist looks for wild bees on Saipan

CHRIS Rosario, a research associate with the Western Pacific Tropical Research Center at the University of Guam, is asking the public to assist him in finding wild bee colonies on Saipan.

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Chris Rosario of the University of Guam inspects a bee colony.  Contributed photo

Rosario would like to remove the bees, especially if they are causing problem for neighborhoods or homeowners, and give the bees a new home in a hive.

Rosario has been surveying bees on Guam and in the region as part of the Honeybee Health Survey funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

“Bees are not only important as pollinators for many crops and forest plants, they are fascinating insects to study,” Rosario said.

He invites community members, and the mayor’s office to contact him regarding bees that may need to be removed.

Rosario will be arriving on Saipan this Saturday morning. He can be contacted at (671) 487-1640 or via email at rosarioc1640@gmail.com.