pollinators

Bumblebee pollination can improve yield, quality

While it is well known that bumblebees pollinating strawberry crops lead to yield and quality improvements, research has shown it can also impact positively on the shelf life of the fruit, according to a news... more »

Biobest names biopesticides business development director

Biobest Group, a biological control and pollination products provider, has appointed Lara Ramaekers to the new role of business development director of biopesticides. Ramaekers was global biocontrol portfolio lead... more »

Digital hive inspection service helps pollination

As with other input costs, growers need to limit expenses from skyrocketing pollination demand. More efficiently inspecting and monitoring honeybees can help growers and beekeepers restrain costs. Bee Corp., Indianapolis, uses infrared imaging – which... more »

Sweet corn makes life green for growers

Sweet corn is one of the most profitable production systems for growers and frequently jumps to the top of the priority list for diverse specialty crop farms. “Sweet corn is a super adaptable direct-seeded or... more »

Queen banking could aid beekeepers

Keeping queen bees chilled in indoor refrigeration units can make the practice of “queen banking” — storing excess queens in the spring to supplement hives in the fall — more stable and less labor-intensive. [caption... 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 »

Midwest schools receive pollinator habitat grants

High school students in five Midwestern states will help imperiled insect pollinators and monarch butterflies. Sand County Foundation is awarding pollinator habitat grants to agriculture and science programs at 21 high schools in Illinois, Iowa,... 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 »

California accepting pollinator grant applications

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is accepting grant applications for the Pollinator Habitat Program (PHP), administered by its Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation. The 12-week application period opened Aug. 31 and... 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 »

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