Posts Categorized: Newsletter

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 »

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 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 »

Supporting Honey Bees and Soybean Producers

The Honey Bee Health Coalition has worked throughout 2017 to continue supporting collaborative solutions to help achieve a healthy population of honey bees in the context of productive agricultural systems and thriving ecosystems. As part of these efforts, the Coalition has developed a series of best management practices for soybean growers. This important initiative is… Read more »