pollinator week

Agriculture Celebrating National Pollinator Week

Dan Field Crops, Pollinators

Agriculture groups, including the National Corn Growers Association, are celebrating this week as National Pollinator Week. Twelve years ago, the U.S. Senate approved the designation of a week in June as National Pollinator Week. NCGA is working cooperatively with numerous groups like The Honey Bee Health Coalition, Farmers for Monarchs, and the Environmental Defense Fund to expand pollinator awareness through …

planting

Agri View: Farmers and Bees

Dan Agri View

Everett Griner talks about farmers needing bees to pollinate the crops in today’s Agri View.       A group of European scientists has concluded that Colony Collapse Disorder is a result of certain farm chemicals. Now nobody would argue with that. But, it is not the only cause. But suppose it is. Here is the dilemma. Farmers need bees …

busy bee

Agri View: Busy as a Bee

Dan Agri View

Everett Griner talks about what being “busy as a bee” means in today’s Agri View.       For the last 10 years, we have covered the bee problem pretty thoroughly. That is all of the bad stuff. Well, what about the good stuff? Well, we know what ‘busy as a bee’ means. But, you know, few people understand how …

save bees

Many Other Ways to Save Bees

Dan This Land of Ours

In yesterday’s program, Cathy Isom told you what the best plants were to plant to attract and feed bees. Aside from planting, Cathy lets you know there other many ways you can help and save bees. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Planting native flowers and plants in and around our homes are just one way to attract the bees …

managed honeybee

Managed Honeybee Colony Numbers Increasing

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

The Department of Agriculture says the number of managed honeybee colonies has increased over the last decade. While recent public attention has focused largely on colony mortality trends, overall colony numbers have increased since 2006. USDA says the number of managed colonies has increased from roughly two million in 2006 to near 2.8 million in 2016. However, honeybee mortality, as …

Bay Feed Bee program

Feed a Bee Announces Coast-to-Coast Recipients for $500,000 Pollinator Forage Initiative

Dan Fruits, Industry News Release, News from Our Sponsors, Vegetables

Bayer Feed a Bee program celebrates National Pollinator Week by kicking off initiative to support forage projects in all 50 states In the spirit of true National Pollinator Week celebration, Bayer today announced the first round of organizations that will receive funding to establish forage for pollinators across the nation. Nearly 100 projects were submitted in response to the request …

honeybee

Plants That Are a Magnet for Bees

Dan This Land of Ours

  Cathy Isom learns what a Kentucky entomology student discovered about bees and the plants they like the best. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.   If you’ve ever wondered what flowers, plants, and trees attract the bees the most, you can thank a Kentucky entomology student who really did her research. Bernadette Mach developed a list of …