Citation: Mullin CA, Frazier M, Frazier JL, Ashcraft S, Simonds R, et al. 2010 High Levels of Miticides and Agrochemicals in North American Apiaries: Implications for Honey Bee Health. PLoS ONE 5(3): e9754. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009754
Recent declines in honey bees for crop pollination threaten fruit, nut, vegetable and seed production in the United States. A broad survey of pesticide residues was conducted on samples from migratory and other beekeepers across 23 states, one Canadian province and …
Managed Pollinator Coordinated Agriculture Program (CAP) Updates
A National Research and Extension Initiative to Reverse Pollinator Decline
This is part of an ongoing series of updates from the Managed Pollinator CAP. Additional installments can be found at the:
CAP Updates Table of Contents
More information about the CAP can be found at:
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by JIM FRAZIER, CHRIS MULLIN, MARYANN FRAZIER and SARA ASHCRAFT Department of Entomology; Penn State University, 501 ASI Building, University Park, PA
Jointly published …
What you should know about the ‘honey bee crisis’
The following white paper titled 2013 Report on the National Stakeholder Conference on Honey Bee Health was released on May 3, 2013 from the The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
To view a PDF of the report visit: http://www.usda.gov/documents/ReportHoneyBeeHealth.pdf.
A press release for the 2013 Report on the National Stakeholder Conference on Honey Bee Health can be found here.
The following …
Colony Collapse Disorder Progress Report, CCD Steering Committee June 2009, cover page
Mandated by the 2008 Farm Bill [Section 7204 (h) (4)], this first annual report on Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) represents the work of a large number of scientists from 8 Federal agencies, 2 state departments of agriculture, 22 universities, and several private research efforts.
In response to the unexplained losses of U.S. honey bee colonies now known as colony collapse disorder (CCD), USDA’s Agricultural Research Service …