California: Bee Precaution Pesticide Ratings Available from University of Calif. IPM Aug 25, 2016

🕔Aug 25, 2016
Various 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 […]

Missouri: Monsanto Donates $5,000 to Master Beekeeper Certification Program Aug 18, 2016

🕔Aug 18, 2016
Dr. Jerry Hayes, Monsanto’s Commercial Lead for Beeologics, recently has agreed to provide startup funds for the University of Missouri Master Beekeeper Certification Program.

Ohio Soybeans: Be Protective of Bees When Spraying Pesticides Aug 2, 2016

🕔Aug 2, 2016
Although soybean aphids remain at low levels in Ohio, we are aware that many growers are adding insecticides to spray tanks when applying fungicides for plant health purposes and even […]

Wild Bumblebee Decline Appears Linked To Commercial Bumblebee Distribution Apr 5, 2016

🕔Apr 5, 2016
Scientists hoping to explain widespread declines in wild bumble bee populations have conducted the first long-term genetic study of Nosema bombi, a key fungal pathogen of honey bees and bumble […]

Neonic Dust: More Legal Problems, Rules in 6 States Plus Canada – DTN Mar 22, 2016

🕔Mar 22, 2016
Recent legal action has put neonicotinoids in the spotlight once again. This week, Minnesota’s Department of Agriculture compensated two beekeepers after investigators found that neonicotinoid-filled dust from a neighboring cornfield […]

California Almonds: Remove Bee Hives at the Optimum Time Feb 25, 2016

🕔Feb 25, 2016
With almond bloom winding down, it is vital growers track petal fall and crop development in their orchards so that bee hives are released to beekeepers and removed from the […]

Cotton Industry Disputes EPA Ruling on Neonicotinoid – DTN Jan 7, 2016

🕔Jan 7, 2016
The cotton industry is feeling the sting after the EPA concluded that the use of a popular neonicotinoid insecticide in cotton poses a high risk to bees. On Wednesday, the […]

Herbicides, Not Insecticides, Biggest Threat to Bees Dec 17, 2015

🕔Dec 17, 2015
People who care about honeybees know that insecticides and pollinators are usually a bad mix, but it turns out that herbicides used to control weeds can spell even bigger trouble […]

Mississippi: Research Examines Pesticide Effects on Honeybee Health Dec 17, 2015

🕔Dec 17, 2015
USDA researchers tested 42 commonly used pesticides in a realistic field setting to determine their toxicity levels for honeybees. The pesticide study examined 40 insecticides, one herbicide and one fungicide. The […]

Pesticides: Bee Hazard Icon, Labels Help Protect Pollinators Aug 14, 2015

🕔Aug 14, 2015
Chemical companies have added a new bee hazard icon on labels of certain insecticides to protect pollinators from chemicals hazardous to their health. Blake Layton, an entomologist with the Mississippi […]

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