In the relatively invisible world of commercial honey producers, David Moreland is a newcomer and a rarity — a Californian almond grower who started his own apiary to pollinate his crops, as well as a research company to study colony collapse disorder.
Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says a new North Dakota Pollinator Plan has been developed to help farmers, ranchers, landowners and beekeepers better protect honeybees while enabling cultivation practices necessary for modern agriculture.
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
, December 16, 2013
GRAND FORKS – A University of Minnesota-backed research team has embarked on a three-year, $500,000 study to determine how changing landscape in North Dakota’s prairie pothole region affects the health of bees and their ability to pollinate crops nationwide.
Chuck Haga, Forum Communications Co.
, April 19, 2010
A University of Minnesota-backed research team has embarked on a three-year, $500,000 study to determine how the changing landscape in North Dakota’s prairie pothole region affects the health of bees and their ability to pollinate crops nationwide.
MERCED, Calif. — The mysterious 4-year-old crisis of disappearing honeybees is deepening. A quick federal survey indicates a heavy bee die-off this winter, while a new study shows honeybees’ pollen and hives laden with pesticides.
Garance Burke and Seth Borenstein
, March 24, 2010
The decline of honeybee colonies has slowed slightly since last fall, but a mysterious combination of ailments is still decimating the insect’s population, federal researchers say.
U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers found that honeybee colonies declined by 29 percent between September 2008 and early April. That’s an improvement over the last two years, when researchers found that 32 percent and 36 percent of all beekeepers surveyed lost hives.
By Garance Burke, The Associated Press
, May 20, 2009
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