Study: aphids make pollinators less attracted to tropical milkweed

Though aphids are the bane of many home gardeners’ existence, a new study University of Florida (UF) study shows the tiny pests also pose problems f... more »

Sustainability pioneer Peter Koppert dies

Peter Koppert, a pioneer in biological crop protection and natural pollination, has died. Koppert, founder of Koppert Biological Systems BV in the ... more »

Midwest students to cultivate native plants through pollinator grants

Twenty-one Midwest schools will receive pollinator habitat grants from a Wisconsin-based nonprofit land conservation organization. Sand County Foun... more »

Winter honeybee resistance to imidacloprid

Winter honeybees, compared to newly emerged summer bees, have a better ability to withstand the harmful effects of a widely-used insecticide in pest m... more »

UC apiculturist Eric Mussen mourned

Celebrated honey bee authority Eric Carnes Mussen, an internationally known 38-year California Cooperative Extension apiculturist and an invaluable me... more »

Pollination by bees on farm is impacted by what they find elsewhere

Bees forage far from the crops in the field, and new research from Purdue University confirms how dominant this broad range of foraging is in bees’ ... more »

Midwest high schools receive pollinator habitat grants

Imperiled insect pollinators and monarch butterflies will get some help from high school students this year. Sand County Foundation is awarding pol... more »

Pesticides can affect generations of bees, study finds

A new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis, finds that pesticides not only directly affect bee health, but effects from p... more »

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