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 […]

California Almonds: Bee Hours – Dissecting The Metric Mar 18, 2019

🕔Mar 18, 2019Almond growers have been a-buzz on the topic of bee hours. The concept of a bee hour was designed as a proxy for the amount of good bee foraging weather […]

Almonds: Australian Farmers Face Bee Supply Issue Feb 16, 2019

🕔Feb 16, 2019Australia’s burgeoning almond industry appears to be running short on bees. Sound familiar? As noted in an article on the Australian Broadcast Commission’s (ABC) website, this will become “a major […]

California Almonds: ABC Releases Honey Bee Best Management Practices – Version 2.0 Jan 25, 2019

🕔Jan 25, 2019Change, it’s said, is the only constant, and for the almond industry, continual change is what keeps us moving forward in important areas like pollinator protection. The Almond Board of […]

California Almonds: Prepping For Pollinator Safety In 2019 Jan 7, 2019

🕔Jan 7, 2019It’s time for your annual pollinator safety reminder. Everyone should know to avoid insecticides when honey bee colonies are in the orchard. The only insect pest that could potentially be […]

California: We Need More Bees Than You Might Think Feb 16, 2018

🕔Feb 16, 2018In a study that highlights the role of bee diversity in crop pollination, researchers found that growers may benefit from 10 times the number of bee species than previously thought […]

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 […]

Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides – 3 Tips to Keep in Mind May 31, 2017

🕔May 31, 2017Honey bees and other pollinators are as much a part of agriculture as cattle and corn. We hear a lot about protecting pollinators, as we should, since losses of honey […]

California Almonds: 5 Reasons All This Rain Is Bad for Pollination Season Feb 21, 2017

🕔Feb 21, 2017It’s not a good time to be a California almond grower or a beekeeper. And it’s definitely not a good time to be a honey bee. The wind-whipped storms that […]

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.

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