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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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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Protecting Pollinators

Diseases Wreak Havoc on Hives This article is part of Seed World’s ongoing Protecting Pollinators series, brought to you by Bayer CropScience. Here, you’ll discover the answers to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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: Honey Bee Stressors

Part two of Seed World’s Protecting Pollinators series delves into the combination of stressors affecting honey bee health and threatening the honey bee pollination industry, potentially placing our global...

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...

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...

Grassland Oregon Introduces Pastures for Pollinators

Grassland Oregon developed a new seed mixture, called Pastures for Pollinators, that includes a variety of flowering annual clovers to support sustainable livestock farming and increase pollinator populations. “With over...
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Feed a Bee Partnership to Plant 50 Million Wildflowers

To celebrate the harvest season and the bounty of food served on Thanksgiving tables across the nation, thanks in part to pollinators, Bayer is expanding its Feed a Bee...

Science Detectives “Stake Out” Hives for Honeybee Killer

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are hot on the trail of a honeybee killer, and their detective work has taken them from hives in Tucson, Arizona, to those in...