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Protecting Pollinators: Mite Infestation

Mitey Problems Come in Small Packages While new research shows promise in helping better control mites, these small parasites continue to infest bee colonies. Many experts believe mites, particularly...

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: Dust Busting

Advancements in polymers, the application process and training opportunities reduce dust from treated seed. Farming is dirty work — at the end of a long day, returning home from the...

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...
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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...

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: 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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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...
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Protecting Pollinators Part 5

Science and Stewardship Over the course of Seed World’s Protecting Pollinators series, we have discussed the current state of honey bee health, the many stressors impacting honey bees, as well...

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...
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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...

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...
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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...

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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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...

Help Phoebee, a Busy Honeybee

Even the busiest of bees need your help. Hi there, I’m Phoebee, a busy worker bee from a managed North American honeybee colony. About the size of a paperclip, I...
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Protecting Pollinators: Crop Protectants and Honey Bee Health

Commercial beekeepers across North America have been witnessing losses of honey bee colonies for several years now. While neonicotinoid-based pesticides have taken much of the blame publicly, honey bee...
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Bayer Seeking Nominations for Pollinator Award

Bayer Crop Science Division today announced it is seeking nominations for its fourth annual Bee Care Community Leadership Award. The 2016 program recognizes a partnership between a beekeeper and a...
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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: 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...