pollinators

USDA-ARS working on collecting a library of bee genomes

The USDA Agricultural Research Service is leading a project dubbed "Beenome100" to produce high-quality maps of the genomes of at least 100 bee species, capturing the diversity of bees in the United States, representing each... more »

Winter honeybees show resistance to common insecticide

Winter honeybees, compared to newly emerged summer bees, have a better ability to withstand the harmful effects of a widely-used insecticide in pest management, according to a recent study published in Apidologie. [caption id="attachment_29291" align="alignright"... more »

Pennsylvania invests in pollinator research, specialty crops

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding was joined by Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Dean Richard Roush to highlight nearly $1 million of Wolf Administration investments strengthening the competitiveness of Pennsylvania specialty crops. There, they joined... more »

Bee nutrition product launched

America's Healthy Bees, LLC on Oct. 5 unveiled a bee feed product supposed to make sure bees eat nutritiously. BeesVita Plus, a nutritional system supposed to bolster honey bees' immune systems, strengthen their resistance to... more »

Health of honeybee colonies reflected in USDA data release

USDA has released data regarding the status of honeybee colonies in the United States. The information came from National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board. Honeybee colonies for operations with five or more colonies... more »

Could robots replace honeybees as pollinators?

The world’s honeybee population is in a steep decline that science has, so far, been unable to reverse. Some scientists are working on solutions to the culprits — diseases, pests, bee forage availability and pesticides... more »

National Pollinator Week webinar series focuses on honeybee health

Bayer, in partnership with Bee Culture and Project Apis m., will celebrate National Pollinator Week (June 19–23) by hosting live webinars on Monday, June 19, Wednesday, June 21 and Friday, June 23 at 12 p.m.... more »

New data reveals pesticide peril in beehives

Honeybees – employed to pollinate crops during the blooming season – encounter danger due to lingering and wandering pesticides, according to a new Cornell University study that analyzed the bee’s own food. Researchers used 120... more »

OSU bee expert wins top Entomological Society award

Ramesh Sagili of Oregon State University’s (OSU) College of Agricultural Sciences won an award from the Pacific branch of the Entomological Society of America. Ramesh Sagili, left, heads the OSU Honey... more »

Feed a Bee seeks proposals for pollinator forage initiative

Bayer, in coordination with the new Feed a Bee steering committee, is calling for proposals to establish additional forage for pollinators in all 50 states by 2018. Bayer’s Feed a Bee program, currently in its... more »

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