Apiculture Updates

February 18, 2016

Bees Abuzz Over Rapini

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) released studies showing that managed honey bee colonies that foraged pollen from plots of fall-seeded rapini fared better than protein-supplemented colonies.

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February 04, 2016

Honey from the People's Republic of China

The U.S. International Trade Administration (ITA) is initiating a new shipper review (“NSR”) of the antidumping duty (“AD”) order on honey from the People's Republic of China (“PRC”) with respect to Shanghai Sunbeauty Trading Co., Ltd. (“Shanghai Sunbeauty”). The period of review (“POR”) for this NSR is December 01, 2014, through November 30, 2015.

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January 28, 2016

New Bee Genebank

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is organizing a national bee genebank as part of the agency's response to ongoing problems facing the country's beekeepers. Average losses of managed honey bee colonies have increased to more than 30 percent per year due to pathogens, pests, parasites, and other pressures including deficient nutrition and sublethal impacts of pesticides. These stresses have threatened the continued business sustainability of commercial beekeepers.

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January 14, 2016

Draft Pollinator Ecological Risk Assessment

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the availability of EPA’s draft pollinator-only ecological risk assessment for the registration review of imidacloprid and opens a public comment period on this document. The public comment period will open tomorrow, Friday, January 15, 2016.

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January 07, 2016

Preliminary Risk Assessment Shows Threats to Some Pollinators

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a preliminary pollinator risk assessment for the neonicotinoid insecticide, imidacloprid, which shows a threat to some pollinators.

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Wild Bee Populations Continue to Decrease

According to a new national map of bee populations, wild bee population in main agricultural regions of the U.S. are on the decline.

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