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Global Demand for California Almonds Remains Strong

Posted On: December 11, 2013

Demand for California Almonds remains strong. Shipments for the month of November exceeded prior year by nearly 8%. Year-to-date, shipments continue to run ahead of last year at 7.4%. Commitments for November rose by 149 million lbs., putting the 2013 California almond supply at 57% shipped and committed. The most recent estimates peg the 2013 Continue Reading »

Researchers Develop System for Assessing How Effective Species Are at Pollinating Crops

Posted On: December 10, 2013

(Courtesy of Matt Shipman, North Carolina State News and Information) From tomatoes to pumpkins, most fruit and vegetable crops rely on pollination by bees and other insect species – and the future of many of those species is uncertain. Now researchers from North Carolina State University are proposing a set of guidelines for assessing the Continue Reading »

Great December Advice & Gift Ideas

Posted On: December 6, 2013

Courtesy Joli Winer, editor The Northeastern Kansas Bee Buzzer Tips for December Renew your Bee Association membership Finish those things you procrastinated about earlier this fall: entrance reducers, combining weak colonies, feeding light colonies. Monitor hives for flight on warm days (sunny and above 50 degrees) and check for dead-outs throughout the winter. Keep bricks Continue Reading »

Friendship Between Researcher, Teenager Benefits Honey Bees

Posted On: November 26, 2013

by Kate Wilhite College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences Washington State University   PULLMAN, Wash. – At just 16 years old, Sheridan Miller is already a veteran fundraiser. The Mill Valley, Calif., teenager recently donated $1,400 she raised to help support Washington State University’s honey bee stock improvement program. Over the past six Continue Reading »

International Honey Market

Posted On: November 22, 2013

by RON PHIPPS President, CPNA International Ltd.1 Co-Chairman, Committee for the Promotion of Honey and Health The march to monopoly has lost its momentum and a healthier era is on the horizon. This past September, as the international honey industry gathered in Kiev, Ukraine at Apimondia, hoping to find enough crystal balls to foresee the Continue Reading »

Hardworking Sisters Enable Insect Colonies to Thrive

Posted On: November 22, 2013

They are among the animal kingdom’s most industrious workers … now a study reveals why colonies of ants and bees depend on females for their success. Altruistic workers in social insect colonies – such as ants, bees and wasps – are more likely to be female, because their maternal instincts make them better at caring Continue Reading »

Blue Diamond Growers Rings Up $1.2B in Revenue

Posted On: November 22, 2013

by Mark Glover MODESTO — California-grown almonds continue to be a red-hot commodity for Blue Diamond Growers, which reported record income of $1.2 billion at its annual meeting in Modesto Nov. 21, 2013. President and CEO Mark Jansen talked about the performance in the fiscal year that ended Aug. 30. The revenue is up $189 Continue Reading »

Beekeepers, Growers Laud Bayer CropScience’s New Fluency Agent

Posted On: November 19, 2013

Testimonies and Trials Confirm Seed Treatment Technology Lowers Dust during Planting; Further Reducing Potential for Honey Bee Exposure RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (Nov. 19, 2013) – Bayer CropScience conducted successful field trials of its new seed treatment application technology. The product is designed to further reduce potential dust exposure to honey bees during a typical Continue Reading »

Texas Honey Broker Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Avoiding $37.9 Million in Tariffs on Chinese-Origin Honey

Posted On: November 18, 2013

U.S. Dept. of Justice News Release CHICAGO — A Texas honey broker was sentenced Nov. 14, 2013 to three years in federal prison for illegally brokering the sale of hundreds of container loads of Chinese-origin honey, which was misrepresented as originating from India or Malaysia, to avoid anti-dumping duties when it entered the United States. Continue Reading »

Make Sure You Don’t Buy Illegal Honey from China

Posted On: November 14, 2013

Check Your Honey with a New Look-Up Tool on Washington, D.C. – November 14, 2013 – A new search function on allows U.S. shoppers to be sure that they’re not mistakenly buying honey that has been illegally shipped from China. In one easy step they can help ensure the safety and quality of Continue Reading »

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