This video from the Canola Council of Canada highlights some of the best management practices to be used when handling bees, a vital pollinator in the canola industry.
Researchers from NC State have found that increased wild bee diversity enhances the productivity and stability of blueberry plants, emphasizing the trend that increased in bee diversity provides a multitude of ecosystem services.
This insightful article discusses the value of Honey bees to the farming industry, and discusses why the great losses that are being seen in Honey bee populations will be harmful in the near future. The full article by Josephine Marcotty is available here via the Star Tribune.
More information on the University of Delaware’s “Pollinate your Life” seminar series can be found under the “Pollinate your Life” tab on the homepage of the MAAREC website. Each seminar has a page with a brief description of the event for those who are interested in attending.