California Almonds: Pollination – Hive Strength and Bee Health, Safety Feb 18, 2021

    🕔Feb 18, 2021
    Hive strength For a successful harvest, start the season strong. A large crop at harvest requires good bee activity at bloom in the orchard. The current UC general recommendation for […]

    California Almonds: When Should Hives be Released from Orchards? Mar 6, 2020

    🕔Mar 6, 2020
    Every year in California’s Central Valley, during January and February, the world’s greatest pollination event takes place. More than two million hives from around the U.S. are loaded on flatbeds […]

    Neonics: Some Uses Could Benefit Bees, Says Study Dec 2, 2019

    🕔Dec 2, 2019
    The story of neonicotinoids is growing more nuanced. Europe has banned outdoor use of three of these insecticides to protect bee populations. Two other neonicotinoids are still permitted, but little […]

    California Almonds: Bee Hours – Dissecting The Metric Mar 18, 2019

    🕔Mar 18, 2019
    Almond growers have been a-buzz on the topic of bee hours. The concept of a bee hour was designed as a proxy for the amount of good bee foraging weather […]

    Almonds: Australian Farmers Face Bee Supply Issue Feb 16, 2019

    🕔Feb 16, 2019
    Australia’s burgeoning almond industry appears to be running short on bees. Sound familiar? As noted in an article on the Australian Broadcast Commission’s (ABC) website, this will become “a major […]

    California Almonds: ABC Releases Honey Bee Best Management Practices – Version 2.0 Jan 25, 2019

    🕔Jan 25, 2019
    Change, it’s said, is the only constant, and for the almond industry, continual change is what keeps us moving forward in important areas like pollinator protection. The Almond Board of […]

    California Almonds: Prepping For Pollinator Safety In 2019 Jan 7, 2019

    🕔Jan 7, 2019
    It’s time for your annual pollinator safety reminder. Everyone should know to avoid insecticides when honey bee colonies are in the orchard. The only insect pest that could potentially be […]

    Bee Health: Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides – Everyone Plays a Part Aug 4, 2017

    🕔Aug 4, 2017
    Overview On January 12, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final “Policy to Mitigate the Acute Risk to Bees from Pesticide Products.”  This policy outlines EPA’s label statements […]

    Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides – 3 Tips to Keep in Mind May 31, 2017

    🕔May 31, 2017
    Honey bees and other pollinators are as much a part of agriculture as cattle and corn. We hear a lot about protecting pollinators, as we should, since losses of honey […]

    California Almonds: 5 Reasons All This Rain Is Bad for Pollination Season Feb 21, 2017

    🕔Feb 21, 2017
    It’s not a good time to be a California almond grower or a beekeeper. And it’s definitely not a good time to be a honey bee. The wind-whipped storms that […]


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