pollinators

Pollinator conference seeks public engagement this year

The national Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes conference is Oct. 10-12 in Athens, Georgia. The annual conference brings together researchers, educators, practitioners and others interested in bee conservation through discussions, talks and education sessions. It... more »

California accepting pollinator grant applications

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is accepting grant applications for the Pollinator Habitat Program (PHP), administered by its Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation. The 12-week application period opened Aug. 31 and... more »

Survey: Commercial honeybee colony losses down

The annual honey bee colony survey is out: commercial colony losses were down, but some backyard beekeepers lost more colonies than ever. Every year, beekeepers expect to replace some of their colonies as they die... more »

BASF to donate $50,000 to pollinator habitat program

BASF Agricultural Solutions North America announced on June 22 that it will donate $50,000 to The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund’s Seed A Legacy pollinator habitat program. The donation is part of BASF’s annual Living... more »

Reducing pesticide risk to bees during fruit crop bloom

Honey bee and bumble bee colonies are being delivered to farms, and wild bees are becoming active during the warm spring weather. These and other flower-visiting pollinators should be protected by minimizing pesticide exposure and... more »

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 »

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