Pollination

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 »

Could robots replace honeybees as pollinators?

The world’s honeybee population is in a steep decline that science has, so far, been unable to reverse. Some scientists are working on solutions to the culprits — diseases, pests, bee forage availability and pesticides... 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 »

Crop pollination experts to present webinar series

The majority of U.S. specialty crop growers depend on bees for pollinating their crops. Growers know that without adequate pollination, they would not be profitable. But what are the best pollination strategies for fruit, vegetable... more »

Pollination Forum to shine spotlight on issues facing pollinators

On Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, Michigan State University will host A Pollination Forum, an evening outreach event to present the latest information on issues facing bees and the solutions being developed to support crop pollination. Held... more »

Traveling bees have more stress, shorter lives

Research from North Carolina State University, published in Scientific Reports, shows that travel can adversely affect bee health and lifespans. Honey bees (Apis mellifera) are frequently trucked around the United States to pollinate crops like... more »

Highbush blueberries require pollination

Northern highbush blueberries are common throughout the northern United States and Canada, and are native to eastern North America. They require pollination to ensure that flowers present at bloom turn into large, harvestable berries later in... more »


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