honeybees

Things to consider when renting bees for crop pollination

Back in the day, each farm would keep a few bee hives to help ensure proper pollination of their crops. Adequate pollination is critical for maximizing the quantity of a crop and ensuring the best... more »

Vectorite product uses pollinators for delivery

A new product with a new way of delivering it was recently approved by the EPA. Bee Vectoring Technologies (BVT) recently received approval for Vectorite with CR-7, which uses Clononstachys rosea for use as a... more »

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 »

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 »

Honeybee numbers outlined by USDA

USDA has released data regarding the status of honeybee colonies in the United States. The information came from National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board. Honeybee colonies for operations with five or more colonies... more »

14-year-old beekeeper and farm honored for work

A 14-year-old beekeeper, and a pair at a farm working... more »

Honeybee health a focus of National Pollinator Week webinars

Bayer, in partnership with Bee Culture and Project Apis m., will celebrate National Pollinator Week (June 19–23) by hosting live webinars on Monday, June 19, Wednesday, June 21 and Friday, June 23 at 12 p.m.... more »

Honeybee activity differs across growing regions in Washington State

Commercial production of northern highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) is dependent upon rented colonies of honeybees (Apis mellifera) for meeting pollination requirements. Despite the prevalent use of honeybees, growers in Washington State and the greater Pacific... more »

Maryland enacts ban on neonicotinoids

Maryland lawmakers have approved legislation that will prohibit the retail sale and household use of neonicotinoid pesticides beginning in 2018. Commercial applications will still be permitted. Gov. Larry Hogan is now reviewing the legislation, which... more »

Study: Bee virus spread manmade, emanates from Europe

  The spread of a disease that is decimating global bee populations is manmade, and driven by European honeybee populations, new research has concluded. A study led by the University of Exeter and UC Berkeley... more »

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