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Study Explores What We Know About How Neonicotinoids Affect Bees

Posted On: November 2, 2015

University of Guelph An international group of pollination experts – including a University of Guelph professor – has published a second summary in as many years on the scientific evidence about the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on bees. The report was published this week in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. “The extent to which Continue Reading »

Study Finds Glyphosate and Acetamiprid to Have Relatively Low Toxicity for Honey Bees

Posted On: October 13, 2015

Entomological Society of America Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) and Mississippi State University tested 42 commonly used pesticides in a realistic field setting in order to determine their toxicity levels. The results were published in the Journal of Economic Entomology. The researchers found that 26 pesticides, including many (but Continue Reading »

Threat Posed by ‘Pollen Thief’ Bees Uncovered

Posted On: October 12, 2015

This is a pollen thief bee in action. Credit: Dr Mario Vallejo-Marin A new University of Stirling study has uncovered the secrets of ‘pollen thief’ bees – which take pollen from flowers but fail to act as effective pollinators – and the threat they pose to certain plant species. Flowers often need pollinators, such as Continue Reading »

NY Non-profit Wins International Award for Bee Outreach

Posted On: October 8, 2015

(Rochester, NY) October 5, 2015 NY Bee Wellness, Inc. (, a Rochester based 501c3 non-profit organization received the award for promoting honey bee health by providing outreach and education to beekeepers to recognize bee disease. The awards were issued by the United Kingdom based Vita (Europe) Ltd: the world’s largest dedicated honeybee health company. Continue Reading »

Fall In Love with Honey!

Posted On: October 8, 2015

(Courtesy of the National Honey Board) Can you believe that it’s already October? Where has the time gone? Here at the National Honey Board we just wrapped up National Honey Month, but the fun is far from over! As we transition into the new season, we have compiled our list of favorite recipes for celebrating Continue Reading »

EPA Registers New Biochemical Miticide to Combat Varroa Mites in Beehives

Posted On: October 8, 2015

EPA has registered a new biochemical miticide, Potassium Salts of Hops Beta Acids (K-HBAs), which is intended to provide another option for beekeepers to combat the devastating effects of the Varroa mite on honey bee colonies and to avoid the development of resistance toward other products. Rotating products to combat Varroa mites is an important Continue Reading »

The Bee Informed Partnership National Management Survey 2014 – 2015

Posted On: September 25, 2015

The results for the 2014 – 2015 Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) National Management Survey are posted.  This survey was done in conjunction with the National Colony Loss Survey and represents the management practices of over 6,000 Beekeepers from across the country.  Together, the beekeepers who took part in the survey collectively managed nearly 400,000 colonies Continue Reading »

Flower Declines Shrink Bee Tongues

Posted On: September 24, 2015

American Association for the Advancement of Science Queen bumble bee, Bombus balteatus, is foraging on Oxytropis sericea flowers on the alpine tundra of Pennsylvania Mountain. Credit: Christine Carson   Climate-related changes in flower diversity have resulted in a decrease in the length of alpine bumble bees’ tongues, a new study reports, leaving these insects poorly Continue Reading »

Honey Buzzes with Excitement over ‘Flavor of the Year’ Award!

Posted On: September 24, 2015

National Honey Board Celebrates Sweet Success During National Honey Month (Courtesy of the National Honey Board,   Consumers, restaurateurs, manufacturers and home cooks alike have come to an agreement in 2015 on one golden ingredient – honey. This beloved sweetener, which was named Flavor of the Year by Firmenich, is being recognized for its Continue Reading »

Sales from U.S. Organic Farms Up 72 Percent, USDA Reports

Posted On: September 18, 2015

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2015 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the results of the 2014 Organic Survey, which show that 14,093 certified and exempt organic farms in the United States sold a total of $5.5 billion in organic products in 2014, up 72 percent since 2008. The top Continue Reading »

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