NCGA Releases Pollinator Protection Guide

The National Corn Growers Association – in partnership with the Honey Bee Health Coalition – is releasing new best management practices (BMPs) to protect bees and other...

Introducing Beescape: A New Online Tool and Community to Support Bees

A new online tool and community, called Beescape, enables beekeepers, or anyone interested in bees, to understand the specific stressors to which the bees in their managed hives,...
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Bayer Feed a Bee Initiative Reaches 50-State Milestone

Feed a Bee, the national pollinator forage initiative by Bayer, today announced it has reached its goal of awarding grants supporting diverse forage for honey bees and other...

National Pollinator Garden Network Surpasses Goal of One Million Registered Pollinator Gardens

In just three years, 1,040,000 gardens were registered with the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge (MPGC) involving an estimated eight million people, concentrated in the United States, and Canada with...
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Biologists Identify Honeybee ‘Clean’ Genes Known for Improving Survival

The key to breeding disease-resistant honeybees could lie in a group of genes — known for controlling hygienic behavior — that enable colonies to limit the spread of harmful...

Protecting Pollinators: Spring Brings Stewardship

It’s never too early to start thinking about pesticide stewardship. Spring is almost in the air. The spring bloom for some specialty crops is on the horizon and the growing...

Plant-Pollinator Interactions Improve Oilseed Production and Beehive Health

When it comes to producing oilseed, the more honeybees and other pollinators that visit a flowering field of Brassica carinata, the better. This is only one of the insights South...

Protecting Pollinators: Stewardship Key to Staying Power

Neonicotinoids and the crop protection industry have been under scrutiny, with the threat of losing an important tool in farmers’ integrated pest management toolbox. Neonicotinoids play an important role in...

It’s Like GoPro with the Bees!

Researchers at the University of Washington have created a sensor package that is small enough to ride aboard a bumblebee. Because insects can fly on their own, the package requires...
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Protecting Pollinators: Stewardship Along the Way

With the 2019 growing season approaching, it’s important to keep seed treatment stewardship top-of-mind, from the beginning of the process at the treatment facility to end of the journey...

Protecting Pollinators: States Take the Reign on Pollinator Health

Just as worker bees provide the hive with the substance it needs to thrive, states work to create pollinator habitat and increase awareness for an overall bigger impact in...
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Protecting Pollinators: On the Road for Pollinators

Road trip shines a light on projects along the Monarch Highway. Monarch butterflies travel around 3,000 miles each year on their annual migration. This summer, a team from Syngenta took...
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Scientists Find Evidence of 27 New Viruses in Bees

An international team of researchers has discovered evidence of 27 previously unknown viruses in bees. The finding could help scientists design strategies to prevent the spread of viral pathogens...

Protecting Pollinators: On the Right Course

Pollinator habitat creation builds unique partnerships. Efforts to expand pollinator habitats on farms have brought about thousands of acres of forage for bees and butterflies. But, pollinators don’t just live...
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Protecting Pollinators: Small Steps for a Big Impact

Seed World explores pollinator progress in post hurricane Puerto Rico. In September 2017, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands in a state of emergency. The...
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‘Virtual Safe Space’ to Help Bumblebees

The many threats facing bumblebees can be tested using a "virtual safe space" created by scientists at the University of Exeter. Bumble-BEEHAVE provides a computer simulation of how colonies...
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EU Set to Ban Outdoor Use of Pesticides Harmful to Bees

On April 27, Member States’ representatives in a Standing Committee have backed a proposal by the European Commission to further restrict the use of three active substances (imidacloprid, clothianidin...
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ARS Scientist Leads Consortium to Seek Honey Bee Disease Controls

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) entomologist Steven Cook will be leading a $1 million funded international consortium of scientists to seek new controls for Varroa mites, honey bees' number one problem. Cook, with the Bee Research...
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A New Day in Dust Reduction

Industry combines efforts to reduce dust-off during planting. As farmers prepare for spring planting, a feeling of anticipation hangs in the air. What doesn’t hang in the air? Dust-off from seed...
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Think of Honeybees as ‘Livestock’ Not Wildlife

Contrary to public perception, die-offs in honeybee colonies are an agricultural issue instead of a conservation issue, argue Cambridge researchers, who say that manged honeybees may contribute to the genuine...