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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 »

True Source Applauds U.S. Investigators for Seizing Illegal Chinese Honey in Houston

Posted On: January 30, 2015

Washington, D.C. – January 29, 2015 – The True Source Honey CertificationTM Program ( applauds special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, and officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, for yesterday’s announcement that they have seized significant amounts of illegal honey in Houston in an ongoing effort to crack down Continue Reading »

USDA Reminds Producers of Upcoming Livestock (Honeybee) Disaster Assistance Deadline

Posted On: January 21, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds livestock producers that the Jan. 30, 2015, deadline to request assistance for losses suffered from Oct. 1, 2011 through Dec. 31, 2014, is fast approaching. Applications for the Livestock Indemnity Program and the Livestock Forage Disaster Program, restored by the 2014 Farm Bill resumed Continue Reading »

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