APHIS to Host Listening Session on Farm Bill Animal Health Provisions- March 21st

Of particular interest to beekeepers is “Section 12106, Veterinary Training,” in light of the Veterinary Feed Directive governing the use of antibiotics.APHIS to Host Listening Session on Farm Bill Animal Health Provisions Please join APHIS Administrator Kevin Shea and members of the Agency’s Management Team on Thursday, March 21, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET for a Farm Bill Listening …

FieldWatch® Announces Technology Innovations,
New Member States

Innovative row crop mapping system benefits FieldWatch users in Arkansas and three additional states as California and Maryland join the national registry FieldWatch, Inc®, a non-profit company that enhances communication and stewardship among diverse agriculture stakeholders, expands its online mapping system technology and welcomes California and Maryland as new member states.FieldWatch will be launching two technological advances in early 2019 to supplement …

Bee Informed Partnership Fundraiser

Hello Friend!Bee Informed Partnership would like to take a moment to thank you and your club for educating and sharing the love and excitement of beekeeping with your community! We happen to be huge fans of honey bees and of you.   For those who are not familiar with us, we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization responsible for researching and collecting a variety of honey bee data and making …

True Source Honey Approves Products to Use
Made With True Source Honey™ Logo

Products from Honey Stinger, Unilever and Droga Chocolate are the first to earn the Made With True Source Honey™ certification  September, 2018 – Several major brands are taking a stance against honey fraud and adulteration by sourcing 100 percent of the honey used in their products from True Source Honey® certified suppliers. Honey Stinger, Droga Chocolates and Unilever’s Hellmann’s are the …

Almond & Sweet Cherry Growers Gain Access to Trade Mitigation

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2018 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the addition of commodities to the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. Starting Monday, Sept. 24, producers of shelled almonds and fresh sweet cherries may apply for Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments at their local Farm …

Asian Hornets: Lead Me to the Nest

Asian hornets attack honey bee colonies in much of Europe. The United Kingdom doesn’t want this hungry predator feasting on their hives. They’ve set up an effective eradication program, successfully destroying the unwanted invaders on two separate incursions.New technology will make finding the nests of these voracious hornets easier. Research shows that electronic radio tags can be used to track …

New Workers in Town: Ford Launches Beekeeping Program Adding Six Honey Bee Hives at World Headquarters

DEARBORN, Mich., - This month Ford launches a global beekeeping program with six new honey bee hives at its Dearborn World Headquarters in support of honey bee populations, the local ecosystem, and gardening and farming communities.“Sustainability is more than improving fuel economy and reducing waste,” says Kim Pittel, Ford group vice president, sustainability, environment and safety engineering. “It’s about improving the …

Neonics: From Bees to Birds

Health impacts of neonicotinoids may go well beyond bees, according to a new University of Guelph study. Turns out that wild turkeys can end up with neonics in their livers, providing evidence that this common agrochemical is being ingested by free-ranging animals.The researchers from the Ontario Veterinary College are among the first to study the broader effects of neonics on …