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 »

Springing Into Action for Bees

With spring in high swing and fields abuzz with productive pollinators, the Honey Bee Health Coalition is continuing to work with its partners and members to support healthy bees across North America — and beyond. The Coalition recently hosted its annual spring meeting in California to discuss ongoing initiatives and its collaborative approach to confronting… 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 »

Honey Bee Health Coalition Congratulates Winners of Nutrition Competition

The Honey Bee Health Coalition announced today that it has awarded $40,000 to four innovative projects aimed at improving honey bee nutrition and supporting honey bee and pollinator health. The awards, announced today at the 2018 American Bee Research Conference, are part of the Coalition’s inaugural Bee Nutrition Challenge. The Bee Nutrition Challenge winners and… Read more »