Selenium is toxic to bees

By |March 26th, 2014|

Entomologists from the University of California, Riverside, have found that selenium can cause delays in development and mortality in honeybees.

Best practices for pollination

By |March 25th, 2014|

Six practices to help ensure successful pollination.

Bees are driving pesticide decisions

By |March 25th, 2014|

The desire to protect bees is becoming institutionalized.
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    Mechanical thinning can damage spurs, leaf tissue and flowers

Mechanical thinning can damage spurs, leaf tissue and flowers

By |March 25th, 2014|

Mechanical thinning looks like a ­promising technique for reducing the amount of labor-intensive hand thinning required in order to [...]

Bee renting tips

By |March 19th, 2014|

Smith helps growers and beekeepers come together agreeably

How bad things in the environment gang up and kill bees

By |March 19th, 2014|

The synergistic effect of pesticides in hives.

Is there a better crab apple pollinizer?

By |March 19th, 2014|

No research is under way to evaluate pollinizers to replace Manchurian crab apple.

Pollen tube growth model makes thinning more precise

By |March 19th, 2014|

Blossom-time apple thinning model explored for eastern growers.

Bees live in a toxic world

By |March 19th, 2014|

Planting more flowers would help solve honeybee decline.

More food for honeybees

By |February 28th, 2014|

Landowners in the upper Midwest have until March 21 to apply for assistance under a new EQIP program designed [...]