May 3, 2017
Find Out What Bell Nursery Learned About Bees While Keeping Beehives
In spring 2014, Bell Nursery stopped using neonicotinoids to find out how it would impact production. Then the operation began keeping bees to learn more.
May 4, 2017
Bayer Altus Update: Neonic Insect Control Alternative Now Available
Altus, a butenolide class insecticide with the active ingredient flupyradifurone, will be available beginning May 1, and is labeled for greenhouse and nursery use on ornamental plants, vegetable transplants, and indoor vegetable production.
April 2, 2017
Using Bees in the Greenhouse for Natural Pollination
As the greenhouse produce industry continues to work toward keeping up with year-round demand for locally grown food, growers are finding that natural pollination is one way to increase yield, improve fruit quality, and reduce labor.
March 9, 2017
New Guide on Bee-Friendly Plants Available From Horticultural Research Institute
The guide is designed to help grower-retailers educate and motivate their customers to purchase and plant pollinator-friendly materials.
September 7, 2016
Check Out The Best Annuals For Attracting Bees And Butterflies
Public interest in protecting bees and other pollinators has initiated a new market for flowers that are good food plants for pollinators. Here's a list of annuals Michigan State University Extension recommends that are attractive to bees and other pollinators.
August 23, 2016
Studies Offer Conflicting Views On Neonic Effect On Bee Health
How much exposure to neonicotinoids do bees need before their health becomes affected? That’s the question two research teams look to answer.
April 21, 2016
Pollinator Update: Regulators And Retailers Are Influencing Pollinator Policy
While the Environmental Protection Agency conducts preliminary risk assessments of neonicotinoid pesticides and retailers phase them out, the industry focuses on promoting pollinator gardens.
October 9, 2015
New Biochemical Miticide Is Designed To Combat Varroa Mites In Beehives
EPA recently registered Potassium Salts of Hops Beta Acids (K-HBAs), which is intended to fit into a rotation program to battle resistance.