California Almond Community Announces 5-Point Pollinator Protection Plan Jan 15, 2020

🕔Jan 15, 2020
Preceding the start of the annual almond pollination season in February, the California almond community is launching a new five-point Pollinator Protection Plan. A collection of important initiatives aimed at […]

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

🕔Mar 18, 2019
Almond 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 […]

Almond Acres Expansion Big Help to Beekeeper Services Jul 10, 2018

🕔Jul 10, 2018
Until the early 20th century, honey bees (Apis Melifera) primarily provided beekeepers revenue through the sale of honey. In the 1910s, beekeepers began renting colonies to farmers to improve the […]

Almond Board of California Invests $4.8 Mln in ‘Next-Generation’ Farming Research Dec 5, 2017

🕔Dec 5, 2017
Almond Board of California (ABC) today announced an investment of $4.8 million in 64 independent, third-party research projects exploring next-generation farming practices. Additionally, ABC released the first annual Almond Sustainability […]

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

🕔Aug 4, 2017
Overview 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, 2017
Farmers 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, 2017
Nearly 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, 2017
While 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 19, 2017

🕔Jan 19, 2017
With 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: USC Bee Precaution Pesticide Ratings Use 3 Categories Sep 12, 2016

🕔Sep 12, 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 […]

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