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...

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...

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: 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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...
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A New Day in Dust Reduction

Industry combines efforts to reduce dust-off during planting. As farmers prepare for spring planting, a feeling of anticipation hangs in the air. What doesn’t hang in the air? Dust-off from seed...

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

  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...

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...

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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ARS Scientist Leads Consortium to Seek Honey Bee Disease Controls

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) entomologist Steven Cook will be leading a $1 million funded international consortium of scientists to seek new controls for Varroa mites, honey bees' number one problem. Cook, with the Bee Research...
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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...
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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...

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...

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...
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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...
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Think of Honeybees as ‘Livestock’ Not Wildlife

Contrary to public perception, die-offs in honeybee colonies are an agricultural issue instead of a conservation issue, argue Cambridge researchers, who say that manged honeybees may contribute to the genuine...