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EPA Okays Oxalic Acid for Varroa Mite Control

Posted On: March 12, 2015

Registration Decision for the New Active Ingredient Oxalic Acid Summary This document announces the decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to register the new active ingredient oxalic acid for use against the Varroa mite, a parasite on honeybees. EPA has concluded that oxalic acid meets the regulatory standard under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide Continue Reading »

New Research Finds Queen Bee Microbiomes are Starkly Distinct From Worker Bees

Posted On: March 10, 2015

Indiana University Researchers used a marked queen in order to track her movements in the hive. (David R. Tarpy photo) BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — An Indiana University researcher and collaborators have published the first comprehensive analysis of the gut bacteria found in queen bees. Despite the important role of gut microbial communities — also known the Continue Reading »

Representatives Blumenauer and Conyers Reintroduce Legislation to Protect Pollinators, Prevent Mass Bee Die-Offs

Posted On: March 4, 2015

United States House of Representatives Washington, DC – Today, Representative Earl Blumenauer and Representative John Conyers announced the reintroduction of the Saving America’s Pollinators Act. The legislation requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to take swift action to prevent mass bee die-offs and protect the health of honey bees and other critical pollinators Continue Reading »

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 »

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