Posts Categorized: Cross-Industry Collaboration

Honey Bee Heath Coalition Publishes Guide to Varroa Mite Controls

The Honey Bee Health Coalition has published a guide detailing how commercial beekeepers are finding success treating Varroa without relying exclusively on off-label chemical treatments. The guide is pivotal to the industry as Varroa mites are already showing signs of widespread resistance to off-label varroacides. Guide to Varroa Mite Controls for Commercial Beekeeping Operations lays out… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Working Together to Support Honey Bee Health

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 »