TAG: bee health

Horticultural Research Institute publishes bee-friendly plant lists

March 7, 2017By

The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the research affiliate of AmericanHort, released a new publication providing research-based tree and shrub recommendations for supporting bee health, titled “Plants Bees Like Best.” This resource is the most recent addition to the ongoing pollinator-health tools provided by HRI. “The industry asked us for research-based plant recommendations for pollinator supportive plants,” said Jennifer Gray, research administrator for... read more

Government Affairs: Lowe’s joins Home Depot in phasing out neonics

May 1, 2015By

On April 9 Lowe’s said it’s phasing out shelf products that contain neonicotinoid-containing pesticides (neonics) and will work with growers over the next four years to eliminate the use of neonics on bee-attractive plants they sell. Lowe’s made the announcement on page 27 of its 2014 “Social Responsibility Report” in a section titled “Listening to Stakeholders.” Lowe’s joins Home Depot... read more