Posts Categorized: Coalition News

Honey Bee Health Coalition and Entomological Society of America visit North Dakota for Hands-on Exploration of Pollinator Health

Participants say field tour inspired, broadened understanding, and promoted collaboration In August 2018, the Honey Bee Health Coalition (Coalition) and the Entomological Society of America’s Plant-Insect Ecosystems (ESA P-IE) Section co-hosted a three-day field tour in North Dakota to showcase the Bee Integrated Demonstration Project and its partners along with other collaborative efforts to study,… Read more »

The 2nd Annual Mite-A-Thon starts this Saturday!

Beekeeping clubs and associations are key to making Mite-A-Thon, which runs from Saturday, September 8, through Saturday, September 15, a success! Please help us spread the word about this exciting citizen science project. A single Varroa mite infestation can spread quickly and devastate hives across an entire region. Early detection and control are key to preventing… Read more »

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 »