Farms ditch mowing for milkweed in BASF Monarch Challenge

· August 21, 2018

It may be hard to initially wrap your head around planting milkweed next to your fields, but it may just be the key to attracting some of nature’s best pollinators. “When we start talking about it, the initial discussion might be a little challenging, because we are talking about what many people consider a weed, […]

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 […]

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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. […]

2018 Young Beekeeper searching for American Foulbrood cure

· June 28, 2018

The Bayer Bee Care Program has announced its 2018 Young Beekeeper Award winners, young people chosen for their outstanding commitment to pollinator health. They are the following: Leo Schirokauer, Shaker Heights, Ohio; Daniel McSween, Montgomery, Texas; and Jonathan Murphy, Denison, Texas. The first-place winner will receive $3,000 to put toward his beekeeping projects or college […]

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