Dadant ships packaged bees this spring

Package Bees 2021 Pre-Sale

Forego the hassle of picking up your package bees, this year have your package bees shipped directly to your home! Dadant has the best pricing on healthy Italian honey bees! Order your package bees online or by calling our corporate office toll-free at (888) 922-1293. Our packages contain approximately three pounds of gentle, Italian honey bees and a naturally mated Italian queen! …

True Source Honey to Update Certification Standards in 2021

True Source Certified® Honey Will Require Specific Authenticity Testing Washington, D.C. – December 14, 2020 – The True Source Honey program will enhance its standards starting Jan. 1, 2021 to better address honey authenticity. The updated standards will note that True Source Certified Honey, whether imported to North America or purchased directly from North American beekeepers, is tested for authenticity by an …

Beekeepers, Farmers and Applicators Must All BeeWhere!

Sacramento, CA – California beekeepers are working to spread the word about a collaborative effort designed to protect the millions of bees placed in California farms this coming pollination season. Under California law all beekeepers operating in California are required each year to register their hives with the Agriculture Commissioner in their home county or the first county where hives are …

The Value of Honey Bees in Self-Pollinating Almonds

by Grace Kunkel Project Apis m. Almond growers have a lot of inputs to consider to produce their crop. They must balance the cost of labor, pest management, water, and bees for pollination.  Those costs are not fixed year-after-year, especially renting the bees. The fact is the cost of colony rentals for pollination has steadily increased, and remained, at a premium. And almond acreage …

Asian Giant Hornet Complete Genome Released by the Agricultural Research Service

BELTSVILLE, MARYLAND, AUGUST 6, 2020--The first complete genome of the Asian giant hornet has been released by a team of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists. ARS has made the genome available to the research community in AgDataCommons and the National Center for Biotechnology Information, even before publishing the results in a scientific journal to make the data freely accessible as …

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 …

Colony-Level Genetics Predict Gentle Behavior in Puerto Rican Honey Bees

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, July 6, 2020 — Puerto Rico’s population of African-European hybrid honey bees (AHB) are famously known for being much gentler than their continental counterparts. Now Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their colleagues have found that this reduced defending of the nest is determined by colony-level genetics as opposed to individual bees' DNA, according to a study …

The GIANT Company Completes Pollinator Field at Carlisle, Pa Headquarters

  First of its kind synergistic environment that generates clean energy and support for bee habitats; $50,000 donated to Planet Bee Foundation CARLISLE, Pa., June 22, 2020 – In celebration of National Pollinator Week, The GIANT Company today announced it has completed a seven-acre pollinator-friendly solar field at its corporate headquarters at 1149 Harrisburg Pike in Carlisle, Pa. This initiative is the …