honey bees

Are honey bees endangered? Here’s the truth of the matter

· August 1, 2018

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 […]

pollinator health

12 interesting facts about bees

· July 27, 2018

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. […]

Natural disaster assistance available for cattle, honey bee loss

· June 5, 2018

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 […]

National survey shows 40% of honey bee colonies lost last year

· May 29, 2018

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 […]

Catch the latest buzz on bees during National Pollinator Week

· May 29, 2017

National Pollinator Week is just around the corner and Bayer is celebrating. In partnership with Bee Culture and Project Apis m., Bayer will be hosting live webinars on Monday, June 19, Wednesday, June 21, and Friday, June 23 at 12 p.m. ET to showcase innovative research aimed at making an immediate impact on honey bee […]

Honey bee colony loss hits lowest point in years

· May 26, 2017

The rate of loss among honey bee colonies reached its lowest point in years, which is good news for these vital pollinators. A report from the Bee Informed Partnership, in collaboration with the Apiary Inspectors of America and the USDA, showed that an estimated 21.1 percent of colonies managed were lost over the 2016-17 winter, representing an […]

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