Hello, welcome to The Buzz, an entomology blog dedicated to the fascinating world of insects. Although insects are small, there is a lot of discover about them. Whether you are a bug enthusiast, a professional entomologist, or have an insect phobia, I am excited to share what I have researched with you!

Fact of the week: Bees have a microbiome that benefits their health, just like humans do.

What is Entomology?

Entomology is a branch of biology that involves the study of insects and their relationship to humans, the environment, and other organisms. Studying insects is important because they impact agriculture, chemistry, biology, health, molecular science, criminology, and forensics. Studying insects can benefit humans by improving our understanding of biological and chemical pest control, food and fiber production and storage, pharmaceuticals epidemiology, and biological diversity.

Amateur entomologists are interested in insects because of the beauty and diversity of these creatures. Those who enjoy bug collecting, insect photography, and insect breeding fall into this category (as do I!).

Entomology is an ancient science, dating back to when biology was established as a formal field of study by Aristotle in 384-322 BC. More than a hundred years ago, entomologists formed the Entomological Society of America (ESA) in order to promote the study of entomology in the United States (Washington State University). I would encourage readers to check out their website here.