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Virginia Honeybee Colonies Up 23 Percent Since 2016

During 2016, honeybee colonies on April 1, July 1 and Oct. 1 were 6,000, 8,000 and 7,000, respectively, and April 1 were 8,500.

 

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt spoke at the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Winter Policy Conference and signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) establishing an interagency Working Group to evaluate and improve the Endangered Species Act consultation process for pesticide registration.   Read more

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Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. made an unusual move last year when the company announced it would remove a class of insecticides linked to bee deaths from its Ortho brand of home and garden products by 2021.   Read more

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