pollinators

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 »

MSU Researcher: More wild bee habitat would benefit growers

Around the country, many growers contend with too few bees for pollinating their crops. An MSU scholar has been working on ways to get both wild bees and human-managed honeybees to be more effective. We... more »

MSU researchers working to protect bees

It’s been four years since Michigan State University AgBioResearch entomologist Rufus Isaacs and his team set out to find methods that could help growers ensure their crops were pollinated in the face of rising threats... more »

How bees can help raise food security of 2 billion smallholders at no cost

What do cucumbers, mustard, almonds and alfalfa have in common? On the surface very little. But there is one thing they share: they all owe... more »

Study: small farms benefit from high pollinator density

Higher numbers of pollinators can significantly increase crop productivity of small-sized farms, according to a paper in the latest issue of Science.... more »

VDACS seeking comments on State Pollinator Protection Plan

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has announced the meeting schedule for the agency’s State Managed Pollinator Protection Plan. VDACS will hold seven meetings around the state to give stakeholders an opportunity... more »

EPA releases report on neonicotinoid, threat to bees

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a preliminary pollinator risk assessment for the neonicotinoid insecticide, imidacloprid, which shows a threat to some pollinators. EPA’s assessment, prepared in collaboration with California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation,... more »

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