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...
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Protecting Pollinators: Surviving in the Hive

Winter always brings uncertainties in the agricultural community, but for beekeepers, the cold temperatures can be especially unsettling. Unlike farmers and ranchers, beekeepers can’t simply go out to the...

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,...

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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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...

What Do Healthy Bees Look Like?

Seed World asks researchers this question as part of its Protecting Pollinators series. One-third of global food production volume relies on pollinators to some degree as does $18 billion in...

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...

Pollinator Populations: Fact and Fiction

Experts dispell misconceptions about honeybee health. It’s no myth that bees are important. They contribute to one out of every three bites of food we eat, and are a vital...

Protecting Pollinators: How to Create the Perfect Site

Experts explain why you should start preparing now. As harvest season continues, some farmers have turned their attention to planting, but not necessarily planting their fields. Rather, they are planting...
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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...

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...
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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...

Flower Power

Why choosing pollinator plot plants isn’t as simple as you thought. With efforts to support pollinator habitats on the rise, it’s important to consider that there is more to the...

Communicating the Way to Coexistence

Through dialogue, change is beginning to take shape. The media may sometimes portray farmers and beekeepers as being on opposite sides, but the two groups are actually both striving for...

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...

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...

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: 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...

Deflectors Help to Reduce Dust

New research shows that the use of deflectors on planters helps to reduce pollinator exposure to dust from treated seed. With the goal of protecting pollinators from seed treatment dust...
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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...