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California beekeepers association seeks honeybee health research proposals

The California State Beekeepers’ Association (CSBA) is seeking proposals for research conducted in the area of honeybee health and management for the 2024 Season. Proposals should be include high... more »

Aphids discourage pollinators from tropical milkweed

Though aphids are the bane of many home gardeners’ existence, a new study University of Florida (UF) study shows the tiny pests also pose problems for the iconic monarch butterfly. Insect pollina... more »

North Michigan Perennial Farm Ecosystem conference scheduled

The second annual Perennial Farm Ecosystem Conference hosted by northern Michigan's Leelanau Conservation District plans to educate growers about a systems approach to growing perennial crops. ... more »
Cover crops in almond orchard. Photo courtesy of Almond Board of California.

Healthy orchards

A cover crop program designed to create a nutrient rich environment for pollinators ... more »

Varroa mites and deformed wing virus impacts on honeybees

Controlling for Varroa mites, the parasitic mites that feed on honeybees and serve as vectors for viral diseases like deformed wing virus (DWV), can help with improving honeybee populations and make b... more »

A map of the rusty patched bumble bee’s genome offers new approach to saving this pollinator

A detailed, high-resolution map of the rusty patched bumble bee's genome has been released by USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) scientists, offering... more »
Honeybees in a hive

2023 is looking like one of the worst years for honeybees in nearly two decades

Honey bees are the primary pollinator for many fruit and seed crops in the State of Washington. Since 2005 much has been written about the challenges honey bees face with the so call “Colony Collaps... more »

Monarchs and More

Nut growers program support native pollinator habitats. ... more »

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