This summer, the Honey Bee Health Coalition will launch a competition to find the most innovative ideas to tackle honey bee nutrition challenges. Anyone with an idea for a creative new solution to advance, disrupt, or pioneer the field of honey bee nutrition is invited to apply. Finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to leaders in the beekeeping industry, and a chance to win prize money to implement their projects. The competition will open for applications in August – stay tuned for more information!
From AGDaily.com by Ann Hess.
"...From the White House to General Mills, everyone is buzzing over National Pollinator Week. But there’s more to the week than building up the bee population, it’s also an important time to showcase the direct benefit farmers receive from building habitats.
“Agricultural landscapes can provide essential foraging and nesting habitats for pollinators,” said Syngenta’s pollinator health lead, Caydee Savinelli. “With the right management, designated crop margin areas can provide an ideal habitat for a vast array of pollinating insects and can potentially improve farmers’ yield, crop quality, and profitability...”
"...Operation Pollinator goes beyond farmland and golf courses. Through the AgriEdge program, Syngenta has collaborated with NGOs to develop forage and habitat sites such as The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund, Project Apis m., Trees Forever, and Delta F.A.R.M...."
Read the article: "Syngenta's Operation Pollinator more than just spreading seed"
What would happen if we put all the known best practices in action for our bees? This project implements all our best tools- Varroa management, pesticide pollinator protections, supplemental forage and beekeeper/grower communications- exciting right? Tune in for this webinar about a really important project funded by our Healthy Hives 2020 initiative!
Click Here to Register for “The Keys to Colony Success”
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
With Julie Shapiro, Coalition Facilitator, Keystone Policy Center, Keystone, CO, and Mike Smith, Project Director, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC), West Lafayette, IN
Visit the HH2020 web page for additional information and register for other upcoming HH2020 webinars below:
Click Here to Register for “Tracking the Changing Deformed Wing Virus”
Mon, Jun 19, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
With Stephen Martin, Ph.D., Professor, School of Environment & Life Sciences, University of Salford, Manchester, UK
Click Here to Register for “Smarter Hives, Healthier Bees”
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
With Joseph Cazier, Ph.D. and Ed Hassler, Ph.D. of the Center for Analytics Research and Education, Appalachian State University, and James Wilkes, Ph.D., Computer Science Department, Appalachian State University, and Founder, HiveTracks.com
Come join us to learn about the benefits cover crops can provide for your orchard!This workshop hosted by Project Apis m. will educate growers and advisors about how cover crops improve soil health and reduce pests while supporting pollination. Expert speakers will be presenting information, techniques and Best Management Practices information on: