Posts Categorized: Forage & Nutrition

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 Urges Utilizing Best Practices, Collaboration, and Integrated Pest Management Strategies Following Release of Bee Informed Partnership’s 2019 National Survey of Colony Losses

The Honey Bee Health Coalition, a diverse group of over 50 organizations working to improve bee health, urged continued cross-sector collaboration following the release of the Bee Informed Partnership’s annual national survey that showed winter losses of 37.7% from October 2018 –  April 2019. Bee Informed Partnership called for increased research, Extension, and Best Management Practices. The… Read more »

Pollinator Week starts today

It’s Pollinator Week, which means it’s time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. The Honey Bee Health Coalitionis working this week (and year-round!) to achieve a healthy population of honey bees as well as other native and managed pollinators in the context of productive agricultural systems. Read on for… Read more »

Honey Bee Health Coalition members release corn, canola guides for bee protection

National Corn Growers Association, U.S. Canola Association partner with Coalition to develop best practices growers can use to reduce risk to honey bees, other pollinators Two Honey Bee Health Coalition member organizations — the National Corn Growers Association and the U.S. Canola Association — recently unveiled best management practices for growers to help protect bees… 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 »