pollinators

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 »

EPA finalizes steps to protect bees from pesticides

EPA is releasing a final policy which describes methods for addressing acute risks to bees from pesticides. Applications of acutely toxic pesticides would be prohibited under certain conditions when bees are most likely to be... more »

Crop pollination experts to present webinar series

The majority of U.S. specialty crop growers depend on bees for pollinating their crops. Growers know that without adequate pollination, they would not be profitable. But what are the best pollination strategies for fruit, vegetable... more »

Publication alerts to pesticide risks for pollinators

A new publication available from Purdue Extension could help crop producers minimize pesticide risk to pollinator species. "Protecting Pollinators in Agronomic Crop Production," the latest publication in the Protecting Pollinators series, describes some of the... more »

Light therapy has potential to save bees from deadly pesticides

Treating bees with light therapy can counteract the harmful effects of neonicotinoid pesticides and improve survival rates of poisoned bees, finds a new UCL study. “Neonicotinoid pesticides are a persistent threat to global bee populations,... more »

Pollination Forum spotlights issues facing pollinators

On Monday, Nov. 28, Michigan State University will host A Pollination Forum, an evening outreach event to present the latest information on issues facing bees and the solutions being developed to support crop pollination. Held at... more »

Canadian bee expert joins OSU pollinator health programs

An expert on bee pollinators has arrived at Oregon State University to fill a new Extension position focused on improving the health of honey bees and other pollinating insects. Andony Melathopoulos comes to OSU from... more »

Purdue entomologist awarded USDA grant for neonicotinoid research

Purdue University entomologist Ian Kaplan and his team have received a $3.6 million grant from USDA's National Institute for Food and Agriculture to fund their research into the... more »

Bee Vectoring Technologies submits first biopesticide to EPA

Bee Vectoring Technologies (BVT) has submitted its biopesticide BVT-CR7 for registration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In order to comply with submission requirements, BVT-CR7 underwent eight months of toxicology tests by certified laboratories in... more »

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