Neonics: Some Uses Could Benefit Bees, Says Study Dec 2, 2019

🕔Dec 2, 2019The story of neonicotinoids is growing more nuanced. Europe has banned outdoor use of three of these insecticides to protect bee populations. Two other neonicotinoids are still permitted, but little […]

Bee Health: Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides – Everyone Plays a Part Aug 4, 2017

🕔Aug 4, 2017Overview On January 12, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final “Policy to Mitigate the Acute Risk to Bees from Pesticide Products.”  This policy outlines EPA’s label statements […]

Neonic Seed Treatments: Yield Benefits vs.Potential Harm – Study Draws Conclusion – DTN May 23, 2017

🕔May 23, 2017Farmers aren’t the only ones buzzing around busily during spring planting season. Honey bees also pick up their foraging pace at this time of year, when pollen sources abound. That […]

Indiana Corn: Neonics Pose Risk to Honey Bees, Yield Benefits Elusive May 22, 2017

🕔May 22, 2017Nearly every foraging honey bee in the state of Indiana will encounter neonicotinoids during corn planting season, and the common seed treatments produced no improvement in crop yield, according to […]

Honey Bees: UT Study Finds Agriculture Is Actually Beneficial May 3, 2017

🕔May 3, 2017While recent media reports have condemned a commonly used agricultural pesticide as detrimental to honey bee health, scientists with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have found that the […]

California Almonds: Protecting Honey Bees During Bloom Jan 25, 2017

🕔Jan 25, 2017With almond bloom on the horizon, it is time to revisit best management practices for protecting pollinators (e.g. honey bees) during this critical time.

California Almonds: Protecting Honey Bees During Bloom Jan 19, 2017

🕔Jan 19, 2017With almond bloom on the horizon, it is time to revisit best management practices for protecting pollinators during this critical time. Remember that communication is key during the bloom period. […]

California Almond Conference Offers Bee Keeping to Marketing, Dec. 6-8 Oct 27, 2016

🕔Oct 27, 2016Every December, California Almond growers, handlers and allied industry members head to Sacramento for The Almond Conference, the only agricultural event in the country dedicated entirely to almonds. The three-day […]

California: USC Bee Precaution Pesticide Ratings Use 3 Categories Sep 12, 2016

🕔Sep 12, 2016Various insects, birds, and other animals pollinate plants. Bees, especially honey bees, are the most vital for pollinating food crops.  Many California crops rely on bees to pollinate their flowers […]

Northern Great Plains: Expanding Soy, Corn Acres Affecting Bee Habitat – DTN Sep 6, 2016

🕔Sep 6, 2016Though insect pollination services are in increasing demand in the Northern Great Plains, the expansion of corn and soybean acres in response to biofuels feedstock demand may be making it […]

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