pollinators

Honeybee health expert Jeff Pettis tapped by Terra Vera

Ahead of World Bee Day, which was May 20, crop management tech specialist Terra Vera has added a renowned entomologist to its staff. Jeff Pettis, who specializes in apiculture and honey bee health, has joined... more »

Honeybee antiviral treatment research protects bees

United States Department of Agriculture scientists have developed a treatment designed to protect honeybees. Researchers USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) created the edible antiviral treatment that can be used to protect honeybees against Deformed Wing... more »

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 »

Peter Koppert, biological crop protection pioneer, dies

Peter Koppert, a pioneer in biological crop protection and natural pollination, has died. Koppert, founder of Koppert Biological Systems BV in the Netherlands, was 73. Up until only a couple of weeks before his June... 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 »

Biobest plans to acquire biopesticides manufacturer

Biobest, a global leader in biological control and pollination, has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire BioWorks Inc., a Victor, New York, biopesticides manufacturer. The proposed acquisition will accelerate Biobest Group’s expansion into... more »

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