Don’t Miss out on the HEARTLAND APICULTURE SOCIETY’S 2018 CONFERENCE

ST. LOUIS – Wednesday, June 20, 2018 is the deadline to register for Heartland Apicultural Society’s (HAS) annual conference this summer July 11-13, 2018 at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Register online at www.heartlandbees.org.Established in 2001 by several professional entomologists, the conference rotates through the Midwest, offering beekeeping classes. This rotation in location makes it easier for local beekeepers …

BIP Colony Loss & Management Survey!

Dear Beekeeper,It’s April! That means April Fool’s, Easter, rainy weather, and the BIP Colony Loss & Management Survey!We know it’s one of the busiest times of the year for you – you’re out catching swarms, picking up packages, and planning your next steps in the bee yard – but we hope that you can take the time to participate in …

UC Davis Honey Bee Guru Receives National Award

For 38 years, Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen did everything he could to help the honey bees.“I am basically all pro-bee; whatever I can do for bees, I do it,” Mussen told the American Bee Journal in a two-part interview published in 2011. “It doesn't matter whether there is one hive in the backyard or 15,000 colonies. Bees are bees and …

Honey Bee Health Coalition Congratulates Winners
of Nutrition Competition

Winners Will Use $40,000 in Prize Money to Improve, Accelerate Honey Bee NutritionThe Honey Bee Health Coalition announced today that it has awarded $40,000 to four innovative projects aimed at improving honey bee nutrition and supporting honey bee and pollinator health. The awards, announced today at the 2018 American Bee Research Conference, are part of the Coalition’s inaugural Bee Nutrition …

World Bee Day

The resolution declaring May 20th as World Bee Day is expected to be adopted at the plenary session of the United Nations General Assembly on December 20th, 2017.On November 17th, 2017 the resolution was unanimously adopted at the Economic and Financial Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, with co-sponsorship of 115 countries, including the USA, Canada, China, Russian Federation, …

The Future of Agriculture is Center Stage
at Ag Innovation Showcase

Bees, new food sources and machine learning are leading trendsLos Angeles, CA and St. Louis, MO – August 30, 2017 - Trained bees that pollinate specific target crops, snacks that make eating bugs more of a novelty, and sugar without the guilt or health issues and sensing technologies that give real-world advice to farmers are just a few disruptive innovations …

BIP National Loss Survey Comparison with NASS Results

Courtesy ofBee Informed Partnership  The National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) recently reported the results of its second honey bee colony loss survey. The Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) also recently published preliminary loss results covering the same period. Despite the differences in methodology and sample sizes, these two surveys yielded comparable results. Specifically, we estimate 33.23% losses based on the BIP survey, …

The Bee Nutrition Challenge: An Innovation Award

Courtesy ofCalling all honey bee and animal nutrition enthusiasts!The Honey Bee Health Coalition is excited to announce the launch of the 2017 Bee Nutrition Challenge: An Innovation Award.The Problem Our honey bees are in trouble, partly because they don’t have enough to eat. Thanks to researchers, we’ve learned a lot about the nutrients bees need in order to thrive. However, there’s …