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What’s All the Buzz About? Honey Bee Decline Slows, But Demand Remains High

Honey bees and agriculture have a symbiotic relationship. Universities and nonprofits are conducting research to combat honeybee decline worldwide.

 

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Brazil Pesticide Makers to Study Products’ Effects on Bees

Producers of some pesticides in Brazil will, for the first time, be required to study their products’ potential toxic effects on bees. IBAMA, the enforcement arm of the Environment Ministry, announced March 1 that an ordinance (No. 2/2017) has been issued covering existing Brazil-registered pesticides suspected of having toxic effects[…]

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USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently announced seven grants totaling $6.8 million for research and Extension projects to sustain healthy populations of pollinators, which are crucial to the nation’s food security and environmental health. The funding is made possible through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)[…]

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