Posts Categorized: Coalition News

Celebrating Pollinators Through Action

Pollinator Week is an annual celebration of the hard work honey bees and other insects and animals undertake every day to support our food and healthy ecosystems. This year the Honey Bee Health Coalition is marking the week by sharing our recent tools, resources and initiatives to support the industrious and indispensable honey bee. Read… Read more »

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

The Honey Bee Health Coalition, a diverse group of nearly 50 organizations working to support honey bee and pollinator health, urged continued cross-sector collaboration following the release of a national survey showing 40 percent of managed honey bee colonies in the United States were lost between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. Beekeepers reported… Read more »

Engaging Growers in Honey Bee Health

Farmers and bees are partners in supporting modern, production agriculture. The world counts on both to produce the food and products that are at the center of our way of life in North America and beyond. That’s why the Honey Bee Health Coalition is working across sectors to develop the tools and resources farmers need… Read more »

Honey Bee Health Coalition, Partners Secure $475,000 Grant to Test Potential Treatments for Destructive Varroa Mite Infestations

The Honey Bee Health Coalition announced today that it has collaborated with an international team of 12 scientists to secure more than $475,000 in grant funds from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research to facilitate the testing of chemical compounds that could help beekeepers more effectively treat Varroa mite (Varroa destructor) infestations. This funding,… Read more »

Honey Bee Health Coalition Unveils First Ever Set of Tools, Resources to Help Soybean Growers Support Pollinators, Reduce Pesticide Exposure

The Honey Bee Health Coalition unveiled today a series of tools and resources on best management practices for soybean growers — the first of its kind for soybeans — to support honey bee health and to help protect pollinators in and around soybean fields. An expert team of extension agents, agronomists, entomologists, beekeepers, soybean growers,… Read more »

Looking Ahead to a New Year, New Initiatives to Support Honey Bee Health

Throughout 2017, the Honey Bee Health Coalition substantially addressed the critical factors that influence bee health: hive pests and disease, forage and nutrition, and exposure to crop pesticides. There is still a great deal of work to do in 2018 and beyond, but beekeepers, farmers, researchers, and others are showing how collaboration and cooperation can… Read more »