Honey Bee Health Coalition Urges Collaboration, Multifactor Strategies Following Release of National Survey of Colony Losses

KEYSTONE, CO, May 25, 2017 — The Honey Bee Health Coalition, a diverse group of more than 40 organizations working to support pollinator health, urged continued cross-sector collaboration following the release of a national survey showing “an estimated 21.1 percent of colonies managed in the United States were lost over the 2016-2017 winter.” These losses,… Read more »

Honey Bee Health Coalition Members Issue Farm Bill Principles

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 »

Coalition Abuzz in Early 2017

With spring well underway, honey bees and pollinators are abuzz with work supporting healthy, vibrant ecosystems. Across North America, honey bees are hard at work helping produce the foods and other products we rely upon every day. The Honey Bee Health Coalition also has been hard at work this spring, working to launch new resources… Read more »

Free Varroa Resources & Bee Club Presentation

Varroa mite infestation represents one of the greatest threats to honey bee health. When honey bee colonies are untreated or treated ineffectively, colonies can fail and mites will spread to other nearby colonies — including your neighbors’ hives. Every honey bee colony in the continental United States and Canada either has Varroa mites today or… Read more »

Collaboration and Cross-Pollination

The Honey Bee Health Coalition has been hard at work through the first two months of 2017. From a strong showing at the North American Beekeeping Conference in Galveston, Texas, to the upcoming National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic Pollinator Symposium in Minneapolis and Commodity Classic in San Antonio, the Coalition has been connecting with… Read more »