Food groups ask Obama to protect honeybees from pesticides | TheHill

By Tim Devaney - 01/13/15 01:53 PM EST Food groups are urging the Obama administration to protect honeybees from dangerous pesticides. In a letter to President Obama sent Tuesday, more than 100 environmentally-friendly food companies, including Clif Bar, call for the Environmental Protection Agency to suspend the use of “bee-harming pesticides." “We are very concerned about the … Continue reading Food groups ask Obama to protect honeybees from pesticides | TheHill

Bringing Back the Bees: How One Bay Area Company is Using Wildflowers to Create a More Sustainable Food System

A pile of colorful Seedles before packaging. Photo: Angela Johnston When Daly City residents Chris Burley and Ei Ei Khin had their first child in 2013, they knew they wanted to do something to make the world a better place for their son. They brainstormed different options on how they could help create a more … Continue reading Bringing Back the Bees: How One Bay Area Company is Using Wildflowers to Create a More Sustainable Food System

Declining apple production in Kashmir valley

Over the years the apple production across Kashmir valley has witnessed a gradual decline. The decrease in the overall apple production has been a cause of worry for the fruit growers of the valley. The experts hold multiple reasons responsible for the decline. Many are of the opinion that unprecedented use of pesticides has lead … Continue reading Declining apple production in Kashmir valley

Report: Honeybees need feed; humans need education

Don Jenkins Legislature-commissioned report puts emphasis in restoring forage to revive health of honeybee colonies in Washington. A new state report stresses restoring habitat, rather than restricting pesticides, as the best way to help honeybees in Washington. “If you want to help bees, plant flowers,” said Washington State University Island County Extension Director Tim Lawrence, … Continue reading Report: Honeybees need feed; humans need education

Pakistan produces good quality honey in world

ISLAMABAD – National Agriculture Research Center's (NARC) Honey Bee Research Institute Senior officer Dr Rashid Hussain said on Tuesday that Pakistan was producing prime quality of honey in the world. Talking to APP Dr Rashid said that despite the fact Pakistan had great potential to get itself listed in the major honey producers in the … Continue reading Pakistan produces good quality honey in world

The Beekeeper – Jasper resident takes up a hobby that’s low-maintenance and sweet

By Jen Burris (January 05, 2015) Three years ago Mike Melcher began raising honeybees as a hobby after friends and coworkers peaked his interest in the bee community. He now has eight hives, several of which are housed in his backyard in Jasper, Minn. “It’s been an interesting couple of years, a lot of learning,” … Continue reading The Beekeeper – Jasper resident takes up a hobby that’s low-maintenance and sweet

Pollinators are in danger

A youthful voice! Pollinators are dying now! Honeybees and other pollinators have lost their habitats all over the United States. About one-third of the world’s agriculture depends on pollination. Without pollinators, we wouldn’t have flower reproduction. Around 25 percent of mammals and birds need the fruits and seeds produced by pollinators. I feel strongly that … Continue reading Pollinators are in danger

Mustard farming increasing in northern districts

THE YELLOW CARPET: A woman worker removing weeds from a mustard field at Poila village in Tangail Sadar upazila. PHOTO: STAR Bumper yield of mustard is expected in several northern districts this season due to favourable climatic conditions. Bogra district sees gradual increase of mustard cultivation for last few years, reports our correspondent. This year … Continue reading Mustard farming increasing in northern districts

Like bees to flowers, Bharatpur takes to apiculture

PREETI MEHRA Sweet buzz: Beekeeping gives farmers an extra income and increases crop yields significantly. - Kamal Narang Landless and marginal farmers turn beekeepers in this leading centre for honey production Go closer to the lush golden fields that extend as far as the eye can see and you realise what makes Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district … Continue reading Like bees to flowers, Bharatpur takes to apiculture