A working group of the Honey Bee Health Coalition recently conducted a review of how honey bee losses are reported and concluded that many beekeepers do not know how to report bee losses. The information provided as a result of bee loss incidents is invaluable to the EPA, states, manufacturers, pesticide applicators, growers, and beekeepers… Read more »
The Coalition shared with the Task Force recommendations regarding actions to increase and improve forage and habitat for honey bees and other pollinators through USDA conservation programs, public-private partnerships, and research. Read the Forage & Nutrition USDA Recommendations.
Honey Bee Health Coalition Facilitator Julie Shapiro presents Coalition updates and activities at the American Beekeeping Federation (ABF) and American Honey Producers Association (AHPA) conferences, two of the largest beekeeping organizations in the United States and Canada. Coalition Remarks at ABF and AHPA
Executive Summary: Honey Bee Health Coalition Input to the Federal Pollinator Health Task Force The Coalition encourages the Pollinator Health Task Force and the National Pollinator Health Strategy to prioritize the following public-private efforts: HIVE MANAGEMENT AND VARROA MITE CONTROL: Put the best available tools, techniques, and technologies in the hands of beekeepers so they… Read more »
Roadmap Lays Out Comprehensive Approach to Tackling Top Four Issues Impacting Honey Bee Health Keystone, Colorado, October 16, 2014 – The Honey Bee Health Coalition, a coalition of more than 30 organizations and agencies from across food, agriculture, government and conservation, today released Bee Healthy, a roadmap to improve honey bee health through collective action… Read more »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 18, 2014 KEYSTONE, CO, June 18, 2014 – At the Saint Louis Zoo’s Annual Pollinator Dinner last night, The Keystone Center announced the formation of a new Honey Bee Health Coalition. Recognizing that declines in honey bee and pollinator health have put agriculture, healthy ecosystems, and worldwide food security at… Read more »