Apimondia Cancels Russia Congress

  The Executive Board of Apimondia voted unanimously this week to cancel the Apimondia Congress planned for September 2022 in Ufa Russia. We condemn the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Please know that we heard all your voices during these trying days. We are looking forward to organising a great Apimondia Congress in Santiago Chile in 2023, when beekeepers and researchers from every nation will …

2022 Package Bees Shipped Direct to Your Local Post Office

Forego the hassle of picking up your package bees, this year have your package bees shipped directly to your local post office. 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 …

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 …

Size Matters for Bee ‘Superorganism’ Colonies

  Like neurological systems and human social groups, new research on bees offers clues to how biological collectives make choices under dynamic conditions Scientists have carefully studied the intricacies of how individual organisms live and act together in groups known as biological collectives. In “superorganisms” such as bee colonies, the interactions of the individual members add up to benefit the entire colony. Details …

As-Needed Pesticide Use Brings Wild Bees, Increases Watermelon Yield Without Reducing Corn Profits

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Many farmers rent bee hives to pollinate crops, but they could tap into the free labor of wild bees by adopting an as-needed approach to pesticides, a new proof-of-concept study shows. A multiyear study of commercial-scale fields in the Midwest found this approach led to a 95% reduction in pesticide applications, while maintaining or increasing crop yield …

Researchers Develop Self-Pollinating Almond
With a Gold Mine of Tasty Traits

ARS News Service Parlier, Calif., Oct. 18, 2021 — One day, Yorizane may be synonymous with almonds and California. So what is a Yorizane and what does it have to do with almonds? Yorizane is a new self-pollinating almond variety developed by USDA's Agricultural Research Service with superb consumer traits such as size, color, and flavor. But it is Yorizane's ability to …

Breeding Honey Bees Adapted for Regionalized Plants
and Artificial Diets

ARS News Service Kim Kaplan October 1, 2021, Baton Rouge, La.- Honey bees could be intentionally bred to thrive on plants that are already locally present or even solely on artificial diets, according to a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service (ARS) study. ARS researchers found individual bees respond differently to the same diet and that there is a strong genetic …

Honey Saves Hives Returns for National Honey Month!

Happy National Honey Month!  Have you heard the buzz? It’s National Honey Month, and we’ve partnered with author, chef and TV personality Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes to celebrate! We’re excited to announce the return of our Honey Saves Hives program, where YOU can help protect the bees. By purchasing select made-with-honey products from the participating brands below during the …