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USDA Provides Greater Protection for Fruit, Vegetable and Other Specialty Crop Growers

Posted On: December 16, 2014

Free Basic Coverage Plans and Premium Discounts Available for New, Underserved and Limited Income Farmers WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that greater protection is now available from the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program for crops that traditionally have been ineligible for federal crop insurance. The new options, created by Continue Reading »


Should the Agricultural Use of Neonicotinoids Be Banned?

Posted On: December 16, 2014

by Kathy Keatley Garvey UC-Davis Dept. of Entomology and Nematology A team of entomology graduate students from the University of California, Davis, successfully argued at the Entomological Society of America’s recent student debates that a ban on the insecticides in agriculture “will not improve pollinator health or restore populations, based on current science. Neonicotinoids are Continue Reading »


Helping Beekeepers in Ethiopia

Posted On: December 12, 2014

As you are interested in bees? This season we are asking you to support the poorest people in Ethiopia – to utilize beekeeping to alleviate their poverty. Bees for Development is the leading beekeeping charity working to address the dual concerns of poverty and environmental damage in the developing world, all with the help of Continue Reading »


“A Little Dab Will Do Ya” – Propolis Promotes Hair Growth in Mice

Posted On: December 11, 2014

Hair loss can be devastating for the millions of men and women who experience it. Now scientists are reporting that propolis might contain clues for developing a potential new therapy. They found that propolis encouraged hair growth in mice. The study appears in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Ken Kobayashi and colleagues note Continue Reading »


Holiday Entertaining with Honey!

Posted On: December 11, 2014

Courtesy of the National Honey Board We are in the midst of the holiday season and we want to make sure that honey is your secret weapon when entertaining friends and family! Honey’s versatility is endless and can span your entire holiday menu because its unique flavor complements both sweet and savory dishes. When adding Continue Reading »


A Warming World May Spell Bad News for Honey Bees

Posted On: November 26, 2014

Researchers have found that the spread of an exotic honey bee parasite, Nosema ceranae, -now found worldwide – is linked not only to its superior competitive ability, but also to climate, according to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The team of researchers, including Myrsini Natsopoulou from the Continue Reading »


True Source Honey Issues Alert on Honey Shipped from Turkey

Posted On: November 25, 2014

Washington, D.C. – November 25, 2014 – The True Source Honey CertificationTM Program (www.TrueSourceHoney.com), whose mission it is to protect consumers, retailers and manufacturers from illegally sourced honey, has issued an alert concerning honey labeled as coming from Turkey. “We advise honey importers, retailers and manufacturers to proceed carefully and consider additional safeguards if they Continue Reading »


USDA Disaster Assistance to Help Thousands of Honeybee, Livestock and Farm-Raised Fish Producers

Posted On: November 25, 2014

2014 Farm Bill Program Offers Producers in Over 40 States Relief for 2012 and 2013 Losses   WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA today announced that nearly 2,500 applicants will receive disaster assistance through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) for losses suffered from Oct. Continue Reading »


Can Stress Management Help Save Honey Bees?

Posted On: November 25, 2014

Honey bee populations are clearly under stress–from the parasitic Varroa mite, insecticides, and a host of other factors–but it’s been difficult to pinpoint any one of them as the root cause of devastating and unprecedented losses in honey bee hives. Researchers writing in the Cell Press journal Trends in Parasitology on November 24th say that Continue Reading »


Giving Thanks! Honey Feast Recipes

Posted On: November 21, 2014

(Courtesy of the National Honey Board) Thanksgiving has snuck up on us once again this year and since it is next week, we thought a honey-inspired holiday menu was appropriate. You see, one-third of our food is made possible by insect pollinated crops and these hard-working ladies are responsible for about 80 percent of that Continue Reading »


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