Honey Bee Health Coalition Congratulates Winners
of Nutrition Competition

Winners Will Use $40,000 in Prize Money to Improve, Accelerate Honey Bee Nutrition The 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 trends Los 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 of Bee 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 of Calling 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 …

National Monitoring Plan for Native Bees

National Monitoring Plan for Native Bees - The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has scheduled a public listening session for June 28, 2017 in Washington, DC to "... discuss a strategy to monitor native bees in the United States ..." - Specifically, the session is intended to address the following: "... Why is a national monitoring plan …

National Honey Board Swears in New Board Members

Firestone, Colorado, May 8, 2017 – At its most recent board meeting, the National Honey Board (NHB) swore in its newest members, appointed by former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture appoints members to the NHB after reviewing qualified nominations from certified national organizations. Prior to the day and a half board meeting, which took place …

Please Complete the Bee Informed Surveys

Dear Beekeeper: We need your help. Please take 30 minutes out of your busy day to complete these two surveys. Both surveys are only open from 1 April through 30 April 2017. Please click on the link below or paste it into your browser to participate in the National Loss and Management Survey: http://26.selectsurvey.net/beeinformed/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=2017 The online survey is live now and will close on April 30th. …