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Bayer CropScience Opens North American Bee Care Center

Posted On: April 22, 2014

State-of-the-Art Facility Dedicated to Improving Honey Bee Health through Research and Development, Education RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – In celebration of Bayer CropScience’s more than 25-year commitment to pollinator health, today the company celebrated the grand opening of its North American Bee Care Center, at its North American headquarters in Research Triangle Park. The $2.4 Continue Reading »


East African Honey Bees Are Safe From Invasive Pests … for Now

Posted On: April 21, 2014

Several parasites and pathogens that devastate honeybees in Europe, Asia and the United States are spreading across East Africa, but do not appear to be impacting native honeybee populations at this time, according to an international team of researchers. The invasive pests include including Nosema microsporidia and Varroa mites. “Our East African honeybees appear to be resilient to these Continue Reading »


Low Winter Mortality of Dutch Bee Colonies Over Last Winter

Posted On: April 15, 2014

Joint Press Release, Wageningen UR and Dutch Beekeepers Association (NBV), 14 April 2014 Last winter, beekeepers generally lost fewer bee colonies than in the years before. The national mortality percentage has been established at 9.2%. This is the outcome of a telephone survey among beekeepers carried out by the Dutch Beekeepers Association (NBV) and Wageningen Continue Reading »


Sign-Up Begins Today for USDA Disaster Assistance Programs Restored by Farm Bill

Posted On: April 15, 2014

More than 2,000 Farm Service Agency Offices Across the Country Stand Ready to Assist WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that starting today, eligible farmers and ranchers can sign up for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs restored by passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. “We implemented these programs Continue Reading »


USDA Officially Announces Sign-Up Date for Farmer and Rancher Disaster Assistance Programs

Posted On: April 7, 2014

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Quick implementation of the programs has been a top priority for USDA. “These programs will provide long-awaited disaster relief Continue Reading »


Attracting Wild Bees to Farms is a Good Insurance Policy

Posted On: April 4, 2014

Inviting more wild bees to farmland is not only sustainable, but it also will pay for itself in four years or less.   EAST LANSING, Mich. – Investing in habitat that attracts and supports wild bees in farms is not only an effective approach to helping enhance crop pollination, but it can also pay for Continue Reading »


Have You Filled Out the Bee Informed Survey?

Posted On: April 4, 2014

We need your help!  The Bee Informed Partnership is conducting our annual National Honey Bee Loss and Management survey, now open through the end of April. Please take 30 minutes out of your busy day to complete the surveys. http://10.selectsurvey.net/beeinformed/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=BIP2014 The purpose of the Bee Informed Partnership is to use beekeepers’ real world experiences to help solve beekeepers’ real Continue Reading »


80,000+ Beehives Damaged or Dead; Beekeepers Meet With EPA

Posted On: April 3, 2014

Courtesy of Pollinator Stewardship Council www.pollinatorstewardship.org The last two weeks the Pollinator Stewardship Council has received reports of bee kills at the end of the almond bloom.  A meeting with EPA was held by Pollinator Stewardship Council and the American Beekeeping Federation, Monday, March 24 in Los Banos, California to discuss the pollinator losses during Continue Reading »


U.S. Court of International Trade Rejects Chinese Honey Exporter’s Attempt to Lower Its Anti-Dumping Duty

Posted On: March 25, 2014

Plaintiff Dongtai Peak Honey Industry Co., Ltd. (“Peak”), moved for judgment on the agency record contesting the United States Department of Commerce’s(“Commerce”) determination in Administrative Review of Honey From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Anti-dumping Duty Administrative Review, 77 Fed. Reg. 70,417 (Nov. 26, 2012) (“Final Results”). Commerce and defendant-intervenors American Honey Continue Reading »


2013 U.S. Honey Production Up 5 Percent

Posted On: March 24, 2014

(Courtesy National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA) Honey production in 2013 from producers with five or more colonies totaled 149 million pounds, up 5 percent from 2012. There were 2.64 million colonies producing honey in 2013, up 4 percent from 2012. Yield per colony averaged 56.6 pounds, up 1 percent from the 56.0 pounds in 2012. Continue Reading »


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