Posted on April 4, 2017 by rhallberg
The EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program has an immediate opening for a Lab and Apiary Research Associate with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA’s Research Triangle facility in Raleigh-Durham, NC.
The Cardiopulmonary and Immunotoxicology Branch (CIB) of the Environmental Public Health Division (EPHD) provides expertise in the conduct of toxicology studies that assess the impact of environmental exposures on the cardiopulmonary and immune systems of healthy animals and animal models of susceptibility. Continue reading
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Posted on October 13, 2016 by rhallberg
Extension specialists at Michigan State University and the Ohio State University have developed an online manual on how to protect and increase pollinators in the landscape. The book focuses on the North Central region, as is clear in the title, Protecting and enhancing pollinators in urban landscapes for the US North Central Region, but it contains recommendations that pertain to any region. Continue reading
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Posted on September 22, 2016 by rhallberg
A USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Impact Spotlight
September is National Honey Month and you can’t have honey without honey bees. There are direct links between the health of American agriculture and the health of bees and other pollinators.
Pollination is critical to the production of fruits, vegetables, and nuts, which are important parts of a healthy diet. Pollination by managed honey bee colonies adds at least $15 billion to the value of U.S. agriculture annually through increased yields and superior-quality harvests. Continue reading
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Posted on June 29, 2016 by rhallberg
In ARS news
By Jan Suszkiw, USDA Agricultural Research Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are hot on the trail of a honey bee killer, and their detective work has taken them from hives in Tucson, Arizona, to those in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Led by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) supervisory research entomologist Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman, the team is staking out the entrances of victimized hives, eyeing the comings and goings of foraging honey bees that they suspect may be unwitting accomplices. Continue reading
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Posted on June 28, 2016 by rhallberg
In Southeast Farm Press
The Bayer Bee Care program and the Wildlife Society are working together toward the goal of planting 25 million pollinator-attractant wildflower seeds by the fall with the aim of increasing nutrition options for honeybees.
The Wildlife Society will engage its nearly 10,000 members to identify key areas in the U.S. in need of more forage and announce where the millions of seeds will be planted at its 23rd Annual Conference in Raleigh, N.C., in October. The planting will occur later in the fall, just in time for the pollinator buffet to bloom and establish spring 2017 forage. Continue reading
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Posted on January 14, 2016 by rhallberg
In Southeast Farm Press
More than 250,000 consumers joined Bayer’s Feed a Bee initiative last year to plant more than 65 million flowers to feed pollinators across the United States.
By the end of the year, more than 70 organizations joined the effort to pledge thousands of acres “to the pollinator potluck dinner,” according to Becky Langer, manager of the North American Bee Care Program. Continue reading
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Posted on September 30, 2015 by rhallberg
The Environmental Protection Agency has registered a new biochemical miticide, Potassium Salts of Hops Beta Acids (K-HBAs), which is intended to provide another option for beekeepers to combat the devastating effects of the Varroa mite on honey bee colonies and to avoid the development of resistance toward other products. Rotating products to combat Varroa mites is an important tactic to prevent resistance development and to maintain the usefulness of individual pesticides.
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