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Breaking the Ice: Making Connections for Pollinator Health

Farmers and Beekeepers Plan, Communicate to Protect Bees It’s wintertime on the farm, when fields, and honey bee hives, are buried under snow and ice. But spring thaws are coming...
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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: Preparing for Winter

Ensuring healthy hives for the winter season ahead isn’t just the responsibility of beekeepers. Farmers and landowners have a role to play, too. With colder temperatures on the way, it’s...

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...

CAST Issues Commentary on the Science Surrounding Bee Health

A colony of healthy honeybees is like a super-organism — individual bees provide the cohesiveness and interplay among its cells and tissues by delivering pollen and nectar containing nutrients...

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...

Beekeeper Survey Shows Improved Hive Health

Late last week, the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP), in collaboration with the Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a preliminary report that...
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Partnerships Focus on Monarchs and Milkweed

As part of its research-based initiative, Living Acres, BASF is providing grants to Texas Tech University, the University of Arkansas and the University of Minnesota to research how to...

Bayer Looks to Support Pollinator Habitats in All 50 States

Bayer, in coordination with the new Feed a Bee steering committee, is calling for proposals to establish additional forage for pollinators in all 50 states by 2018.  This new...

Researchers Work to Help Hives Thrive

With every dollar spent on better understanding the needs of pollinators, new solutions are being developed. When examining vegetable and citrus production and the role pollinators play, two states automatically...

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...

Golf Courses Abuzz with Pollinators

Scott Witte, director of agronomy at Cantigny Golf in Wheaton, Illinois, and Luke Cella, executive director of the Midwest Association of Golf Course Superintendents were recognized by Bayer 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...
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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...

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...

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...

Protecting Pollinators: Building Biodiversity

Efforts pay off with long- and short-term benefits. With input costs up and crop prices down, many family farms have turned to a monoculture cropping system in an attempt to...
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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...

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...

A World Without Seed Treatments

Neonicotinoids prove their value compared to other systems. In a world without neonicotinoid seed treatments, agriculture would look quite different. Entire production strategies for corn, cotton, soybeans and sorghum are built...