Sessions Tagged With 'bee health'

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How to manage solitary orchard bees for crop pollination

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Theresa Pitts-Singer

With the uncertainty of healthy honey bee hive availability and the high cost of hive rentals for crop pollination, an alternative or complementary bee, the blue orchard bee, is becoming more available and manageable for fruit and nut tree pollination. This presentation will...

Ensuring pumpkin pollination

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Shelby Fleischer

Pumpkin is entirely dependent on insects for pollination. We first review the flower structure and the pollen and nectar rewards pumpkins offers to achieve pollination, and what that means for fruit set. We overview the range of bee species that interact with these flowers...

On-farm pollinator habitat benefits for watermelon pollination

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Neal Williams

Update: The Zoom program we use to host webinars is not working in certain parts of the United States. As a result, some people are not able to access the webinar. From what we understand people in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern US are having difficulty accessing the...

Pollinating apples and cherries East of the Rockies

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Julianna Wilson

Apples and cherries would not be possible without the contribution of bees. This talk will review what it takes to achieve adequate pollination of apples and cherries in Eastern North America, the roles of managed and wild pollinators in these production systems, and practical...

Providing Habitat for Wild Bees on Organic Farms

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm EST

Join eOrganic for a webinar on February 7, 2016 on Providing Habitat for Wild Bees on Organic Farms. The webinar takes place at 2PM Eastern Times, 1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time. It's free and open to the public, and advance registration is required....

Pollinating highbush blueberries: bees bring bigger berries

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Rufus Isaacs

Pollination is an important aspect of highbush blueberry production, and is essential for high yields. This talk will review how blueberries are pollinated by bees, how some cultivars are more sensitive than others to pollination by bees, and how different types of...

Ensuring Almond Pollination

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Theresa Pitts-Singer

To produce almonds, flowers must receive pollen from a tree of a different almond variety. This accomplished with bee pollination. For commercial practices, honey bees are rented to provide this service to >800,000 almond acres that bloom for only a few weeks early each...

Getting started with native bees for pollination

Monday, February 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm EST

This program is part of a 23-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2016 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. Native bees can be harnessed for pollination services on the farm and in the garden. Because these bees do not make honey, they do not...

Promoting Native Bee Pollinators in Organic Farming Systems

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm EDT

Join eOrganic for a webinar on promoting native bee pollinators in organic farming systems by David Crowder and Elias Bloom of Washington State University. The webinar will take place on March 10, 2015 at 2PM Eastern Time, 1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time....

All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Where Have All the Honey Bees Gone? Hope for the Future.

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by John Skinner, Sallie Lee

Why do we have fewer honeybees these days? What caused the decline? What can we do to help? These questions and more will be answered in this webinar presented by Dr. John Skinner, a Professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at the University of...

All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: If Flowers are Restaurants to Bees, Then What Are Bees to Flowers?

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by dani carroll, John Skinner

Learn how bees help flowers and therefore help feed the world. Find out what you can do to help encourage these valuable pollinators. This webinar will be presented by Dr. John Skinner, a Professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at the University of...

Risk Management for Pesticides and Honey Bees

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 8:00 pm EDT

The third in a five-part series of presentations by the Environmental Protection Agency on pesticides risk to honey bees. This webinar will provide participants with an understanding of the EPA risk management process for pesticides and will discuss the factors considered by...

Incident Reporting in Pesticide Exposure to Honey Bees

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 8:00 pm EDT

The second of a five-part webinar series of presentations by the Environmental Protection Agency on pesticides effect to honey bees. The webinar will focus on what incident reports are and how they are used in ecological risk assessments. Incidents are a critical line of...

Preventing or Mitigating Potential Negative Impacts of Pesticides on Pollinators

Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 10:00 am EDT

Archived for viewing anytime HERE.Participants will learn to use the NRCS conservation planning process to prevent and/or mitigate pest management risks to pollinators and pollinator habitat.Pollinators are a diverse component of on-farm wildlife, and they are critical for...

Assessing Pesticide Exposure to Honey Bees

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 8:00 pm EDT

The first of a five-part webinar series of presentations by the Environmental Protection Agency on pesticides effect to honey bees. This webinar will focus on routes of possible exposure for bees proposed in risk assessment and how they are estimated using mathematical models...