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...

Supporting Pollinators Might Have Big Payoff for Texas Cotton Farmers

According to a new study by The University of Texas at Austin, increasing the diversity of pollinator species, including bees, flies and butterflies, can dramatically increase cotton production. The...

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...

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...

Varroa Mites to Hit Honeybees Hard this Winter

The Varroa mite is expected to hit honeybee colonies especially hard this winter. There’s nothing I enjoy more than getting out in the field and investigating honeybee colonies. All right,...

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...

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...

Network Kicks Off National Pollinator Garden Challenge

New initiatives at all levels encourage the creation of habitat to support pollinators. On June 3, more than 20 organizations concerned about pollinators teamed up to form the National Pollinator...

More Partnerships Needed from National Pollinator Strategy

According to a statement regarding yesterday's White House release of a national strategy to promote pollinator health, the American Seed Trade Association reports that it stands ready to assist...

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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Weather Worries Beekeepers Bees are adaptive and can survive in diverse geographic locations with very different climatic conditions, ranging from seven months of near Arctic temperatures in Newfoundland, Canada, to...

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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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...
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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...
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Protecting Pollinators

  A New Hive for Bee Care Research 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...
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Protecting Pollinators Resource Guide

Protecting Pollinators Resources Guide Over the past five issues of Seed World you have read about the stressors impacting honey bee health, global research initiatives for pollinator health and the...
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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...
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Protecting Pollinators: Initiatives Aiding Honey Bee Health

Declining populations in pollinating species around the globe have caused pollinator health to become a much-debated topic in both public and scientific communities. And while all pollinators play a...
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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...