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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...
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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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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...

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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Protecting Pollinators

  Understanding Colony Loss This year overwinter losses of honey bee colonies have reached an all-time high in North America, and honey bee health continues to be a...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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: 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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...