Protecting Pollinators: The Making of Insect Farmers

Integrated pest management aids smarter decisions. Traditionally, a farmer solely focuses his work on growing crops. But what if his focus actually...

Protecting Pollinators: In bloom? Mind the Spray Boom.

Small adjustments make a big difference for stewardship. Springtime crop protection spray applications are often necessary for the success of the nation’s food...

Growing Habitat Beyond the Farm

Operation Pollinator looks to the green spaces inside cities and suburbs to increase pollinator-friendly environments. Honey bees and other pollinators are capable of flying several miles to find food, but...

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...

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...

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: 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...

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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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...

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...

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: Kick Off Spring Planting With Stewardship

With spring on the horizon, it’s important to keep stewardship at the top of the mind when planting.  Spring on the farm brings...

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...

Study Shows Honeybees Pick Up Pesticides from Non-Crop Plants

A Purdue University study shows that honeybees collect the vast majority of their pollen from plants other than crops, even in areas dominated by corn and soybeans, and that...
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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...
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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...

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...

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...

USDA Urged to Identify Alternatives to Neonics

The Organic Trade Association calls on the White House, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency to recognize the role of organic farming in protecting pollinator...
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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...