FV Lieberman Bee Research
THE OGDEN (UTAH) STANDARD-EXAMINER THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 8, 1947 Beemen Review Research Work ; Utah state beekeepers, represented by their officers and directors, met at the Utah State Agricultural experiment station at U. S. A- C. recently to discuss problems of the bee industry. Dr. R. H. Walker, director ol the experiment station was in charge of the conference. Research on adult bee loss problems, conducted by station entomologists in cooperation with the U. S. department of agriculture, was reviewed by Dr. C- F. Knowlton. projects. The surplus from these projects will be used in trading for commodities not grown in this area, such as oranges and cotton. It is planned that Relief society workers will visit the homes of all church members in the United States during May to supply each family with details concerning the proposed shipments to Europe in a plan to continue sending assistance to distressed members of the.church there. Fifty-one carloads have already been shipped to Europe and the church will continue to keep the overseas warehouses filled until the emergency ceases, officials said. The relationship of beekeeping to profitable..alfalfa and other seAl production, to pollinating fruits, and other important agricultural relationships received careful consideration during the course of the conference. Future needs with regard to beekeeping, particularly to removft poisoning and other existing hazards, were outlined in some detail. Only by having profitable and extensive beekeeping industry- can Utah agriculture prosper as it should. Others in attendance at the conference included Orson L. tut-. son of Deseret, president; Walter Wright, Delta, vice president; Edwin Malmgren, Centerfield; M. E. Ccx, Providence: Otto Stewart, Spanish ..Fork, directors. Former President A. S. Pledger and Ray Miller, who have been closely associated with bee research in Utah were present. U. S. department of agriculture entomologists present included Frank N. Todd and W. F. Nye, whose duties deal with relationship of bees in alfalfa pollination and seed production, and F. V. Lieberman, in charge of the federal program on alfalfa seed insect control. Dr. D. M. Hammond, head of the college department of zoology and entomology, and Dr. D. Greenwood of the college chemistry department also participated in. the discussions.