Honey bees have been hard at work this summer pollinating crops and supporting healthy ecosystems. This essential work is why bees are at the center of our food production and way of life in North America. The Honey Bee Health Coalition has been working equally hard to find new, innovative ways to support pollinator health… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Forage & Nutrition
Honey bees are essential to modern food production, but a variety of challenges are making it increasingly hard for bees to find the food sources they need to thrive. That is why the Honey Bee Health Coalition is excited to announce the launch of the 2017 Bee Nutrition Challenge: An Innovation Award. The Coalition is… Read more »
Supporting honey bee health has never been as important as it is today. The annual Bee Informed Partnership survey has shown that in 2016, surveyed beekeeper lost a third of their bees. With agriculture dependent on honey bees and other native pollinators, the Honey Bee Health Coalition is proud to be developing collaborative, multi-factor solutions… Read more »
In case you missed it, the Honey Bee Health Coalition highlighted its new nutrition report in the American Bee Journal‘s May 23 ABJ Extra: Enhancing Honey Bee Nutrition Through Collaboration, Communication By Julie Shapiro Grabbing a meal on the go isn’t easy — and that’s true whether you’re a human or a bee. Like us,… Read more »
Honey Bee Health Coalition members brought their vision for collaboration and cross pollination to Capitol Hill this week in a letter to policymakers working on the next Farm Bill. Two dozen members of the Coalition wrote to policymakers on the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture and the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry… Read more »
The Coalition shared with the Task Force recommendations regarding actions to increase and improve forage and habitat for honey bees and other pollinators through USDA conservation programs, public-private partnerships, and research. Read the Forage & Nutrition USDA Recommendations.