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Honeybee Losses Jumped Sharply Higher Last Winter

Dan Industry News Release, Pollinators

Bee colony death numbers are continuing to climb. The Bee Informed Partnership released its latest survey last week, saying U.S. beekeepers lost 40 percent of their colonies last winter. That’s the largest number of overwintering hive losses since the survey began more than a decade ago. The total annual loss in 2018 was estimated to be slightly above average. An …

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The Buzz: Pollinators are Essential

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release, Pollinators

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. (ACES)— In the spirit of National Pollinator Week, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System salutes pollinators everywhere who are irreplaceable pieces of the puzzle in gardens, cropland and flowerbeds. Bees are more than honey-makers and hive builders. Bees are essential to the most important part of the food chain—pollination. Importance of Pollinators Bees are essential for the pollination of one-third …

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Georgia NRCS Promoting the ABC’s of Pollinators

Dan Georgia, Pollinators, USDA-NRCS

Many in agriculture have been celebrating National Pollinator Week this week, as the event was designated by the U.S. Senate twelve years ago. Numerous groups like The Honey Bee Health Coalition, Farmers for Monarchs, and the Environmental Defense Fund have been working to expand pollinator awareness through education. But USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia is also celebrating …

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Agri View: Pollination Help

Dan Agri View, Environment

Everett Griner talks about money allocated for a pollination study in today’s Agri View. Pollination Help Here is where it started. One-third of all United States crops requires pollination by nature’s creatures. That includes honey bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, bats. Maybe a few I have left out. It is easy to why the whole country got upset when we started …

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Agri View: Honeybee Update

Dan Agri View, Pollinators

Everett Griner talks about the honeybee battle still being fought in today’s Agri View. Honeybee Update Well, it has been a dozen years or more since the United States faced that series of problems that threatened to destroy our honeybee industry. Scientists have still not solved the problem, but, they have found a lot of things that have helped. One …

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Honeybees Attraction to Pesticides

Dan This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom has some stinging news about an alarming study that shows honeybees like what’s actually bad for them. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Honeybees Attraction to Pesticides Researchers at University of Illinois have discovered that honeybees, which have been dying off in mass numbers every year for the past couple decades, seem to prefer flowers that …