TAG: bees

AmericanHort launches educational website on pollinators

June 30, 2015By

The Horticultural Research Institute, the research affiliate of AmericanHort, launched its Grow Wise, Bee Smart website. This resource is a component of the horticultural industry’s bee and pollinator stewardship initiative, which was created to provide leadership and guidance to the industry on pollinator health, the organization said. The site serves as the communications hub for the latest research and developments... read more

Government Affairs: Neonicotinoids on trial

September 1, 2014By
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The class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids have been a boon to the landscape management industry. Chemically similar to nicotine, the “neonics” are effective and less toxic to mammals and birds than many of the previous generation of organophosphate and carbomate insecticides. Not only are neonics effective in controlling a wide variety of insect pests, in many cases they can... read more

Bayer opens doors to North American Bee Care Center

April 17, 2014By

The grand opening of Bayer CropScience’s North American Bee Care Center was all the buzz in Research Triangle Park, N.C., April 15. In celebration, Bayer held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and offered the media a tour of the $2.4 million center. The 6,000-square-foot facility, which is targeting a Leadership in Energy & Environment Design (LEED) silver certification, is Bayer’s second bee... read more

EPA funds projects to lower pesticide risk to bees

January 14, 2014By

Through Agricultural Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Grants, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is putting nearly $500,000 toward three university projects focused on reducing the use of pesticides as well as protecting bees from pesticides. The Agricultural IPM Grant money will be divided among Louisiana State University (LSU), University of Vermont (UVM) and Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). “These collaborative... read more

Bee-friendly lawn care

December 3, 2013By

How turf managers can help protect pollinators while using insecticides. – By Jonathan Larson and Daniel Potter, Ph.d. Populations of cultivated honeybees, native bumblebees and other pollinators have declined alarmingly in recent years. Scientists are scrutinizing the possible causes of bee die-offs and what to do about them. Much of the debate centers on whether or not exposure to insecticides, especially... read more

Oregon to require state-specific label on some insecticides

November 27, 2013By

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) has instituted regulatory and educational measures designed to protect bees and other pollinators from exposure to certain pesticides, including requiring pesticide manufacturers to include some Oregon-specific label on some products. These changes come five months after state officials temporarily prohibited the use of pesticides containing the active ingredient dinotefuran following a massive bee kill-off ... read more