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California Pollinator Coalition secures grant to improve pollinator habitat, increase IPM

For almond growers, one of the important aspects of the new grant is that there will be no income restrictions on who can receive incentives. more »

CDFA accepting grant applications for pollinator habitat program

The 12-week application period opened Aug. 31, 2022, and will close on Nov. 23, 2022, at 5 p.m. PT.  more »

Winter honeybees show resistance to a common insecticide

USDA-ARS researchers found winter honeybees consumption of a nearly lethal, imidacloprid-laced syrup did not affect their survival during the study. more »

California Pollinator Coalition reports increasing cooperation among ag and conservation groups

Members note successful projects in celebration of National Pollinator Week. more »

Farm groups ‘troubled’ by court’s bumblebee ruling

The California Endangered Species Act does not include insects, but several bumblebee species were voted as candidates for listing in 2019. The bees' classification as fish may protect them, and their protection is problematic for farmers. more »

Seeds for Bees application open enrollment launched

Open enrollment started June 1, and new applicants can receive up to $2,500 in free seed. more »

Extreme weather demonstrates need for more cover crops in almond

For Project Apis m.'s new director and fellow tree nut farmer, the unpredictability of weather is even more cause for cover crops use and the Seeds for Bees program. more »

ARS-developed Varroa-resistant honeybees better winter survivors

A USDA-ARS honeybee – "Pol-line" – was tested against a standard commercial honeybee for the first time, and had a better winter survival rate when both treated and untreated for Varroa. more »

Bee hive thefts already being reported

Hundreds of hives have been reported stolen throughout California just as the biggest pollination event begins. more »

The Bee Corp: ‘Investment will provide resources to maintain momentum’

After securing another $1 million in funding, the company is looking to expand access to underserved markets, scale the tech and grow the team. more »

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