Krispn Given receives Purdue’s “Behind the Research” honor

Honey bee researcher and bee breeder Krispn Given was selected for the “Behind the Research” honor.  Each academic year, the college profiles six people whose work supports the College of Agriculture’s global reputation for developing innovative, multidisciplinary solutions to challenges and then putting those solutions into action. Krispn continues to bring to Purdue a world class reputation in innovative honey …

Washington Traps First Asian Giant Hornet

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) trapped its first Asian giant hornet this month. The hornet was found in a WSDA trap set near Birch Bay in Whatcom County. WSDA trappers checked the bottle trap on July 14 and submitted the contents for processing at WSDA’s entomology lab. The hornet was identified during processing on July 29. This …

New ‘Feed Your Mind’ Initiative Launches to Increase Consumer Understanding of Genetically Engineered Foods

FDA, EPA and USDA coordinating on education effort to highlight science behind GMOs The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, today launched a new initiative to help consumers better understand foods created through genetic engineering, commonly called GMOs or genetically modified organisms. The initiative, “Feed Your Mind,” aims to …

Pesticide Program Update: EPA Offers Webinars
on Pollinator Health and Habitat

Beginning in March 2020, EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs will host a series of public webinars highlighting ongoing work to promote pollinator health and habitat. These webinars seek to increase awareness of the evolving science on pollinator health, promote efforts to improve pollinator habitat, and engage stakeholders in addressing factors associated with declines in pollinator health. Each webinar will target different stakeholders, …

Legacy of Robbin Thorp: Franklin’s Bumble Bee
Proposed as Endangered Species

DAVIS - The late Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis,  and a global authority on bees, worked tirelessly to try to include Franklin's bumble bee (Bombus franklini) as an endangered species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA). In fact, he and the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on June 23, 2010 …

Clemson Study Finds Wildflowers Create
Pollinator Harmony for Watermelons

Denise Attaway, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences; Public Service and Agriculture   CHARLESTON – A Clemson University graduate student has found adding a little color to watermelon fields can attract pollinators which can help improve quality and increase yields of one of South Carolina’s most important vegetable crops. Miriam “Mimi” Jenkins of Tampa, Florida, has found growing strips of wildflowers near …

2019 USA PAm-Costco Scholar Fellowship Awards for Honey Bee Health Application Deadline

Scholarship: In 2013 Costco and Project Apis m. (PAm) launched the first PAm-Costco Scholar Fellowship Program. Costco has an admirable commitment to sustainability, and is a champion supporter of honey bee research, recognizing it as an investment to ensure an ethical and sustainable food supply. Investing in research that has real and practical impacts on the sustainability of honey bee health, honey production and …

2019 USA PAm-Costco Scholar Fellowship Award Announcement

  Scholarship: In 2013 Costco and Project Apis m. (PAm) launched the first PAm-Costco Scholar Fellowship Program. Costco has an admirable commitment to sustainability, and is a champion supporter of honey bee research, recognizing it as an investment to ensure an ethical and sustainable food supply. ​ Investing in research that has real and practical impacts on the sustainability of honey bee health, honey production and crop production …