Biofuels: Nebraska and EPA Look for Solutions to AltEn Ethanol Plant Waste – DTN May 7, 2021

🕔May 7, 2021
Agricultural corn seed giants started working on a containment strategy as Nebraska environmental regulators began taking stock of the pesticide and fungicide contamination at an ethanol plant that processed treated […]

California Almonds: Pollination – Hive Strength and Bee Health, Safety Feb 18, 2021

🕔Feb 18, 2021
Hive strength For a successful harvest, start the season strong. A large crop at harvest requires good bee activity at bloom in the orchard. The current UC general recommendation for […]

California Almonds: Determining Honeybee Hive Needs – 6 Factors Nov 30, 2020

🕔Nov 30, 2020
Determining the number of hives to rent for an almond orchard can be challenging. With a strong reliance on honeybees for pollination, placing too low of number of hives and […]

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 […]

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