The Buzz on Bees 2024

Help native bees pollinate your crops As honeybee colonies continue to sicken and collapse, what can growers do to ensure crops are pollinated? Can other bee species take the place of honeybees? Who is this workers-in-waiting, and what can they do for crops? Other species of bees are not really “in waiting.” They have been … Read more

Flowers Can Endanger Bees, Study Finds – 2024 Guide

Flowers can pose a grave danger to bees, a team of researchers that includes a University of California, Riverside entomologist has determined. The study is the first to show that flowers are platforms for a host of pollinator parasites subsequently dispersed onto visiting bees. The finding could affect the national and international trade of flowers … Read more

What Growers Can Do About Dying Bees

What Growers Can Do About Dying Bees

“Neonics are our friends.” Those were the words last fall of the man who built the largest commercial pollination business in the Northwest. He was the keynote speaker at the Pacific Northwest Vegetable Growers Association annual convention in Kennewick, Washington. – Dying Bees In making this statement Eric Olson, immediate past owner (now retired) of Olson’s … Read more