Content tagged "bees and pesticides"

Which pesticide formulations are least hazardous to honey bees?

Bee Health Updated: March 02, 2016

Different formulations of the same insecticide often vary considerably in their toxicity to bees. Granular insecticides generally are not hazardous to honey...

Pesticides Applied to Crops and Honey Bee Toxicity

Bee Health Updated: November 02, 2015

Are crop pesticides a problem for honey bees?

How can farmers, gardeners and applicators reduce risks of honey bee injury from pesticide applications?

Bee Health Updated: August 16, 2013

Do not treat fields in bloom. Be especially careful when treating crops, such as alfalfa, sunflowers and canola, which are highly attractive to bees....

Protecting Honey Bees During Corn and Soybean Planting Season

Bee Health Updated: July 26, 2013

Field crops planting season is underway in the Midwest. Most of the annual crop acreage planted in North America this year will use neonicotinoid treated...

Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments and Honey Bee Health

Bee Health Updated: July 26, 2013

Learn about some of the latest research into bee decline.

Pesticides and Their Involvement in Colony Collapse Disorder

Bee Health Updated: January 28, 2013

CAP Updates: 18by JIM FRAZIER, CHRIS MULLIN, MARYANN FRAZIER and SARA ASHCRAFT Department of Entomology; Penn State University, 501 ASI Building, University...

The Managed Pollinator CAP after Three Years: Highlights and Emerging Trends

Bee Health Updated: January 28, 2013

CAP Updates: 23Last August the leaders of the Managed Pollinator CAP submitted a 96-page progress report to USDA as part of our...

Broodmapper: Honey Bee Development and Citizen Science

Bee Health Updated: January 22, 2013

Help identify brood stages and hone your skills in inspecting honey bee colonies.

When Varroacides Interact

Bee Health Updated: May 14, 2012

  Reed M. Johnson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln:When humans get sick, they go see a doctor. More often than not the doctor prescribes a pharmaceutical to...

Assessing the Risks of Honey Bee Exposure to Pesticides

Bee Health Updated: May 14, 2012

CAP Updates: 17Marion Ellis and Bethany Teeters, University of Nebraska Abiotic stress from the sublethal effects of pesticides is currently being...

Nest Location in Bumble Bees: Effect of Landscapes and Insecticides

Bee Health Updated: May 14, 2012

CAP Updates: 22Jointly published in the American Bee Journal and in Bee Culture, December 2011.Bumble bees are able to readily relocate their nest following...

The First Two Years of the Stationary Hive Project: Abiotic Site Effects

Bee Health Updated: May 14, 2012

CAP Updates: 251School of Biology, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 USA; 2Honey Bee Research Unit, USDA-ARS-SARC, 2413 E. Hwy 83, Weslaco, TX 78596 USA;...

What steps can beekeepers take to protect their colonies from pesticide injury?

Bee Health Updated: April 18, 2012

Choose low hazard apiary locations. Do not place bees adjacent to crops likely to be sprayed with an insecticide. Know the risks. Many crop pests can be...

Miticide and Fungicide Interactions

Bee Health Updated: February 20, 2012

CAP Updates: 20Jointly published in the American Bee Journal and in Bee Culture, October 2011.There is no question that honey bees are surrounded by a...

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