Amygdalin in almond nectar cuts viruses, gut parasites in honeybees

Healthy bees mean better pollination and better crops, and a natural chemical compound in almond nectar and pollen reduces the level of disease in bees, while increasing beneficial gut bacteria. more »

Potential shown for bee-impersonating flies to help pollination

Bees are still the most common pollinators, but a large number of other pollinators include the bee-mimicking syrphid flies, other insects and spiders. more »

Pollinator Partnership names Kelly Rourke as new executive director

Rourke takes her experience in other roles at Pollinator Partnership to continue steering the organization towards a great future. more »

Equitable Food Initiative a certifier for Walmart’s pollinator program

Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, announced that it has been recognized as a t... more »

The Bee Corp, Syngenta Seeds, science foundation eye hive grading technology

The importance of pollinators is in the spotlight, and bee hive tech is using infrared imagery to measure hive health. more »

Bee Friendly Farming to partner with Vestaron Corp.

This three-year commitment is the result of the shared mission of protecting and promoting honeybees and other helpful pollinators, and working with growers to make it all happen. more »
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Cover crops emphasize bee health for almond bloom

Pollination in almond orchards has become an incredible market, joining the ranks of irrigation and harvest at 15-20% of a field’s annual costs, while marking what the Almond Board of California calls the largest pollination event in the world. ... more »

Optimizing almond pollination at challenging time of year        

Pollination conditions when almond trees are in bloom can be far from ideal, however, Biobest has some suggestions. Now we are in mid-winter, most trees have lost their leaves and are waiting for s... more »

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