Welcome to the Guedot Lab

Welcome to the Guédot Lab’s webpage. Our research and extension group is located in the Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a group, we are interested in beneficial and pest insects of fruit crops. We work with growers across Wisconsin and the Midwest and conduct research to better understand species biology and interactions for enhance applicable management.

Strawberry Flower
Strawberry Flower

Strawberry Flower

Pollinators are crucial components for many fruit crops and yield

Strawberry Flower
Honey Bee Pollen Collection
Honey Bee Pollen Collection

Honey Bee Pollen Collection

Aidee Guzman and Hanna Gaines Day are collecting pollen from pollen traps on honey bee hives in central Wisconsin's cranberry country

Honey Bee Hives in Cranberry Country
Honey Bee Hives in Cranberry Country

Honey Bee Hives in Cranberry Country

Honey bee hives located in the center of a cranberry marsh, one of three locations being studied

Honey Bee Hives in Cranberry Country
Fall vs Summer Bearing Raspberry Varieties
Fall vs Summer Bearing Raspberry Varieties

Fall vs Summer Bearing Raspberry Varieties

An early season image representing the clear difference between fall and summer bearing raspberry varieties in May 2015

Fall vs Summer Bearing Raspberry Varieties
Water Reservoir Hive Location
Water Reservoir Hive Location

Water Reservoir Hive Location

Installing pollen traps onto hives to study the effect of hive placement and location on honey bee foraging activity

Water Reservoir Hive Location
The Guédot Lab hosts Expanding Your Horizons
The Guédot Lab hosts Expanding Your Horizons

The Guédot Lab hosts Expanding Your Horizons

Extension and outreach are important components to make information accessible to everybody. The Guédot Lab hosted an event called Expanding Your Horizons which introduces young girls to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

The Guédot Lab hosts Expanding Your Horizons
Yellow Woolly Bear Caterpillar
Yellow Woolly Bear Caterpillar

Yellow Woolly Bear Caterpillar

The yellow woolly bear caterpillar is a generalist pest and feeding damage is evident by skeletonized leaves

Yellow Woolly Bear Caterpillar
Happy Hive
Happy Hive

Happy Hive

Pollination research conducted by the Guédot Lab at UW -Madison in 2014-2015 is possible with collaborators including local cranberry growers and bee keepers

Happy Hive