While it is common knowledge fruit crops, such as blueberries, need pollinators to produce, the type of pollinator can make a big difference between what is an average harvest versus what could be an all-out bounty.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a positive report on honey bee colonies this past spring. The number of commercial U.S. honey bee colonies was 2.89 million as of April 1–3% more colonies than during the same time frame in 2016. The total number of honey bee colonies lost was[…]Read More »
Scientists at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture published results of the study in a recent issue of the Journal of Economic Entomology, titled the “Agricultural Landscape and Pesticide Effects on Honey Bee Biological Traits.” While not all news is good news according to the results of the study,[…]Read More »