Category Archives: Pollination

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

USDA Announces Partnership With Honey Bee Organizations

USDA Announces Partnership With Honey Bee Organizations

Last week, scientists, educators and legislators came together to discuss the plight of the honey bee during the eighth annual National Pollinator Week. All over the country, people met to learn more about pollinators and brainstorm new ways to protect their habitats from destruction.   In observance of this important yearly event, the USDA revealed… Continue Reading

A Piece of Good News Emerges for Wild Pollinating Bees

A Piece of Good News Emerges for Wild Pollinating Bees

In recent years, we’ve gotten pretty accustomed to hearing dire warnings about the plight of pollinators. Colony collapse disorder (CCD), a phenomenon we still don’t fully understand, has claimed the lives of millions of honeybees over the course of the past decade. In one year alone (between April 2014 and April 2015), it’s estimated that… Continue Reading

Historic California Drought Hinders Honey Production

Historic California Drought Hinders Honey Production

A decade ago, California was the number-one honey producing state in the nation. Today, California honey accounts for less than 10 percent of America’s annual honey production. This worrisome decline is due in large part to the record-breaking drought that has been ravaging California for the last four years.   In January, Governor Jerry Brown… Continue Reading