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Scientists Develop App to Help Farmers Support Pollinators

Scientists Develop App to Help Farmers Support Pollinators

North American farmers are on the front lines of the fight to protect honey bees and other pollinators, and now a group of researchers at the University of Vermont (UVM) has developed a software application that makes it easier for farmers to nurture pollinator populations on their properties. The app was developed using data from… Continue Reading

USDA Scientists Are Developing a Sperm Bank for Honeybees

USDA Scientists Are Developing a Sperm Bank for Honeybees

With honeybee colonies struggling to recover from years of population decline, scientists working at the US Department of Agriculture laboratories in Fargo, North Dakota are hedging their bets in a new facility designed to preserve the genetic material of honeybees for future generations. Until recently, honeybees were the only domesticated species that didn’t have an… Continue Reading

General Mills Invests Millions to Protect Pollinators

General Mills Invests Millions to Protect Pollinators

Pollinators—particularly honey bees—have had their fair share of hardships in recent years. The spread of mysterious diseases, damage from neonicotinoid pesticides and widespread habitat destruction have all conspired to make it increasingly difficult for pollinators to survive, much less fertilize crops each spring. General Mills has relied on pollinators to fertilize crops for more than… Continue Reading