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Honey Bee Health Initiatives AwardLaunched by Vita

Posted On: February 27, 2015

Beekeeping associations across the world are invited to enter a new Vita award for honey bee health initiatives. The Vita Bee Initiative Awards will highlight the vital work of voluntary beekeeping groups to combat the ongoing health threats to honey bees and publicize good practice for the benefit of other beekeepers. Winners of the Award Continue Reading »


National Honey Board Funds New Honey Bee Research Projects Focusing on Honey Bee Health

Posted On: February 18, 2015

Courtesy of the National Honey Board   Firestone, Colo., February 18, 2015 – The National Honey Board has approved funding for ten new research projects focusing on honey bee health.  The Board’s Research Committee, with input from an independent panel of experts, selected the projects from 22 proposals received from researchers around the world. The total Continue Reading »


Bayer CropScience Gives $100,000 to Sponsor Project Apis m.’s Honey Bee Forage Program

Posted On: February 17, 2015

Investment will supply bees with life-sustaining food sources during critical pre- and post-crop seasons in California and Washington    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (February 16, 2015) – Every year, more than 1.7 million honey bee colonies are brought to California’s Central Valley to pollinate the vast expanses of almond orchards.  Many bees arrive in the Continue Reading »


The Honey Feast – Delicious Recipes for the Honey Lover

Posted On: February 11, 2015

Courtesy of the National Honey Board   A Sweet Valentine’s Day with Honey! Valentine’s Day is upon us and dinner reservations are starting to book up! But this year, the National Honey Board has a sweet idea to change up your V-Day routine; celebrate with all the loves of your life! Save the dinner date Continue Reading »


‘Stressed’ Young Bees Could Be the Cause of Colony Collapse

Posted On: February 10, 2015

Pressure on young bees to grow up too fast could be a major factor in explaining the disastrous declines in bee populations seen worldwide Queen Mary, University of London Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is a major threat to bee colonies around the world and affects their ability to perform vital human food crop pollination. It Continue Reading »


Pesticide Program Update: Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee Webinar

Posted On: February 5, 2015

EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs will hold a webinar for the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, from 1:00-2:30 EST.  During the webinar, EPA will provide brief updates on a few key issues for 2015. The public is welcome to listen to the updates. A draft agenda is available on the PPDC Continue Reading »


Research Shows Honey Bee Diseases Can Strike in All Seasons

Posted On: February 5, 2015

Read the magazine story to find out more. New research by ARS scientists and their Brazilian collaborators has found that two bacterial pathogens are more common in honey bees than previously thought. Click the image for more information about it. Survey Reports Fewer Winter Honey Bee Losses Disinfecting Honey Comb with Ozone Bees Exposed to Continue Reading »


New Blog Post – Farmers Shift Towards Biopesticides

Posted On: February 3, 2015

EPA News Release Did you know that the use of biopesticides has more than quadrupled since 2000? Made from naturally occurring substances derived from animals, plants, bacteria, fungi and minerals, biopesticides are used as safer alternatives to controlling pests and are frequently part of Integrated Pest Management plans. In his new blog post, Farmers Shift Towards Virtually Non-Toxic Continue Reading »


Paramount Farming Enters Beekeeping Industry with Acquisition of Headwaters Farm

Posted On: February 3, 2015

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – February 2, 2015 – Paramount Farming, a leading grower of almonds and pistachios, today announced that it has acquired Headwaters Farm, one of the larger beekeepers in the U.S., to ensure the availability of bees to pollinate almond orchards in California.  Going forward, the beekeeping operation within Paramount Farming will be called Continue Reading »


National Honey Board Offers Free Honey Brochure to Industry Members

Posted On: February 2, 2015

 Firestone, Colo., February 2, 2015 – The National Honey Board (NHB) announced that it has produced a new recipe brochure for 2015 entitled Sweet Honey Recipes for the Everyday Cook. The recipe brochure, which will be available at no cost to honey industry members throughout the United States, features eight scrumptious recipes, ranging from beverages Continue Reading »


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