Beekeepers and Producers Working Together for Healthy Bees
The Bee Integrated Demonstration Project brings together beekeepers and producers to show how a suite of best practices can be implemented together in agricultural landscapes to support honey bee health. The multi-year project includes establishing pollinator forage, monitoring and treating Varroa mites, following pollinator protection plans, and utilizing best practices for crop pesticides.
How the Project Works
The Bee Integrated Demonstration Project:
- Pairs local beekeepers and producers to apply best management practices
- Supports these pairs with expertise, training and resources.
- Measures the impact on bee populations for three years.
- Shares findings with the beekeeping and agricultural communities.
The project is being piloted in North Dakota, which is both the nation’s leading honey production state and the home of apiaries that provide pollination services across the country.
Beekeepers and producers throughout North America will be able to apply the lessons learned to improve bee and butterfly health in their own areas.
Learn more by reading our fact sheet or by clicking on the image to start the interactive presentation. (Be sure to turn on your device’s audio.)