pollinators

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 »

Rearranging nest boxes keeps more blue orchard bees around

Orchard growers looking for alternatives to honey bees for managed pollination services have new reason to be optimistic about the potential of one honey bee cousin, the blue orchard bee. A recent research experiment has... more »

Draft protection plan for Michigan pollinators released

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development(MDARD), along with Michigan State University and Michigan Farm Bureau, is releasing its draft Protection Plan for Managed Pollinators in Michigan (referred to as the plan), which aims... 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 »

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 »

Canadian bee expert joins OSU pollinator health programs

An expert on bee pollinators has arrived at Oregon State University to fill a new Extension position focused on improving the health of honey bees and other pollinating insects. Andony Melathopoulos comes to OSU from... more »

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