Bee Downtown is creating the largest honeybee corridor to rebuild the health of the bees responsible for pollinating 70 of the world’s top 100 crops.
Some argue that an increase in insecticide use and a much-publicized Colony Collapse Disorder issue have caused honey bees to become endangered. There are organizations dedicated to “saving the bees,” and many of them have targeted farmers as major culprits in the demise of the honey bee population. On the other hand, there are fears […]
Bees are crucial to the agricultural industry. You may already know that one out of every three bites of food you take is because of their crop pollination, but there are many facts that people aren’t aware of. Here are 12 interesting facts about bees, nature’s first farmer: 1. There are 20,000 species of bees. […]
The USDA is now accepting disaster assistance program applications from farmers who suffered livestock, honey bee, farm-raised fish, and other losses. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is reopening the application period for two disaster assistance programs in response to statutory changes made by Congress earlier this year. “When disasters hit, help is as close as […]
The Honey Bee Health Coalition, a diverse group of nearly 50 organizations working to support honey bee and pollinator health, urged continued cross-sector collaboration following the release of a national survey showing 40 percent of managed honey bee colonies in the United States were lost between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. Beekeepers reported […]