pollinators

Bee nutrition guide provides health info

The latest Honey Bee Nutrition Guide from the Honey Bee Health Coalition is designed to provide beekeepers important information available at their fingertips. The guide is a review and manual providing comprehensive information for supplemental... more »

Hornet bee predator nest eradicated in Georgia

To protect the state's honeybee population, Georgia agricultural officials have detected and destroyed the nest of a yellow-legged hornet’s nest. The yellow-legged hornet feeds on a variety of insects, including honeybees. If allowed to establish... more »

UF study: aphids deter pollinators such as monarch butterflies from tropical milkweed 

Though aphids are the bane of many home gardeners’ existence, a new study University of Florida (UF) study shows the tiny pests also pose problems for the iconic monarch butterfly. Insect pollinators are essential for... more »

Genome map may help save near-extinct native pollinator

Scientists posses a new tool to help save the Rusty patched bumble bee, a native pollinator, from extinction. A detailed, high-resolution map of the rusty patched bumble bee's genome offers approaches for bringing the pollinator... more »

Syngenta: Celebrating the essential role of pollinators

Throughout the summer, many of us love to snack on fresh blueberries and cherries or munch on almonds and juicy tomatoes. These refreshing foods are reliant on and benefitted by insect pollination. Although honeybees are... more »

Pollinator Partnership adds third-party verified option to Bee Friendly Farming certification

As the world celebrated World Bee Day on May 20, Pollinator Partnership released a new third-party verification option for its Bee Friendly Farming Certification. The certification program is designed to encourage farmers and growers to... more »

World Bee Project honors Ukrainian apiary operator

The World Bee Project has honored AmoHive, a Ukraine apiary operator, for its technological innovations in helping Ukrainian beekepers AmoHive, a World Bee Project technology partner, was recognized with the 2022 European Bee Award for... more »

Pollinator conference seeks public engagement this year

The national Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes conference is Oct. 10-12 in Athens, Georgia. The annual conference brings together researchers, educators, practitioners and others interested in bee conservation through discussions, talks and education sessions. It... more »

Commercial honeybee colony losses down

The annual honey bee colony survey is out: commercial colony losses were down, but some backyard beekeepers lost more colonies than ever. Every year, beekeepers expect to replace some of their colonies as they die... more »

BASF to donate $50,000 to pollinator program

BASF Agricultural Solutions North America announced on June 22 that it will donate $50,000 to The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund’s Seed A Legacy pollinator habitat program. The donation is part of BASF’s annual Living... more »

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