pollinators

Evergreen Creations unveils signage-based attraction for agritourism farms

Evergreen Creations, a leading provider of kid-friendly “edutainment” content to the agritourism industry, has a new offering for the upcoming sunflower season. The Pollinator Path is a signage-based activity that instructs participants to become pollinators... more »

Pennsylvania invests in pollinator research

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding was joined by Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Dean Richard Roush to highlight nearly $1 million of Wolf Administration investments strengthening the competitiveness of Pennsylvania specialty crops. There, they joined... more »

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 »

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 »

14-year-old beekeeper and farm honored for work

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

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 »

Michigan spring pollinator meeting set

It is an annual challenge to manage pests effectively while protecting pollinators. Michigan State University (MSU) Extension, in coordination with the Michigan Pollinator Initiative (MPI), will be holding an educational session on the pollinator issues... more »

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