bees

Bayer announces the 2018 Young Beekeeper Award Winners

The Bayer Bee Care Program today announced its 2018 Young Beekeeper Award winners, young people chosen for... more »

Fostering wild bees for orchard pollination

Be nice to wild bees: They live near your farm and go to work without being asked. Native pollinators are a force for good in Michigan orchards, and although they don’t draw paychecks, there is... more »

Bee feed patties introduced by company

America's Healthy Bees, LLC on Oct. 5 unveiled BeesVita Plus, a nutritional system supposed to bolster honey bees' immune systems, strengthen their resistance to pesticides, and improve their overall health. "We now have a scientific... more »

Bee Vectoring Technologies gains official organic certification

Bee Vectoring Technologies (BVT) recently received official organic certification in the U.S., and its proprietary formulation of Vectorite with BVT-CR7 is now listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute. The listing means the product meets... more »

Common pesticide damages honeybee’s ability to fly

Biologists at the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) have demonstrated for the first time that a widely used pesticide can significantly impair the ability of otherwise healthy honeybees to fly, raising concerns... more »

New study reveals pesticide peril in beehives

Honeybees – employed to pollinate crops during the blooming season – encounter danger due to lingering and wandering pesticides, according to a new Cornell University study that analyzed the bee’s own food. Researchers used 120... more »

OSU bee expert wins top Entomological Society award

Ramesh Sagili of Oregon State University’s (OSU) College of Agricultural Sciences won an award from the Pacific branch of the Entomological Society of America. Ramesh Sagili, left, heads the OSU Honey... more »

Feed a Bee seeks proposals for pollinator forage initiative

Bayer, in coordination with the new Feed a Bee steering committee, is calling for proposals to establish additional forage for pollinators in all 50 states by 2018. Bayer’s Feed a Bee program, currently in its... more »

Final policy published for protecting bees from pesticides

EPA is releasing a final policy which describes methods for addressing acute risks to bees from pesticides. Applications of acutely toxic pesticides would be prohibited under certain conditions when bees are most likely to be... more »

Publication alerts to pesticide risks for pollinators

A new publication available from Purdue Extension could help crop producers minimize pesticide risk to pollinator species. "Protecting Pollinators in Agronomic Crop Production," the latest publication in the Protecting Pollinators series, describes some of the... more »


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