Online Tool Identifies Best and Safest Places to Keep Bees

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Honeybees play essential roles in pollinating plants that humans and animals rely on for food. Declines in bee populations - including 20 percent of honeybee colonies per year in Indiana - threaten our food supply. Insecticide exposure, loss of flowering plants, and fewer nesting habitats, disease and parasites are all factors.Beekeepers must, therefore, identify safe places …

Honey Integrity Task Force Finds No Adulteration
in US Retail Test

Work being done by the industry to ensure honey’s purity will continuePHOENIX, Ariz. (March 19, 2019) – An independent test of top selling honey products sold in U.S. grocery stores found zero instances of adulteration.  In all, the 30 top selling products were tested, all of which represented the top items in the honey category as determined by Nielsen’s recent …

New RT25 Data Will Help Beekeepers and
Farmers Protect Pollinators

EPA is updating its Residual Time to 25% Bee Mortality (RT25) Data table with information the agency has collected since the table was first published in 2014. EPA published the RT25 data as one of many actions we have taken since 2006 to protect pollinators. RT25 data help farmers and beekeepers know about how long a specific pesticide may remain toxic …

Bayer’s Feed a Bee Program Reaches 50-State Milestone

ST. LOUIS – Feed a Bee, the national pollinator forage initiative by Bayer, has reached its goal of awarding grants supporting diverse forage for honey bees and other pollinators in all 50 states. The 50th recipient awarded recently was Gateway to the Arctic Camp in Talkeetna, Alaska.Dedicated to service and agriculture, the nonprofit camp teaches the significance of serving those …

Honey Bee Health Coalition Members Release Corn, Canola Guides for Bee Protection

National Corn Growers Association, U.S. Canola Association partner with Coalition to develop best practices growers can use to reduce risk to honey bees, other pollinators  Two Honey Bee Health Coalition member organizations — the National Corn Growers Association and the U.S. Canola Association — recently unveiled best management practices for growers to help protect bees in and around corn and canola …

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 …