If you eat, you need bees. In fact, one in three bites of our food relies on honey bee pollination. This, naturally, means that farmers rely on honey bee pollination. With increasing food demands due to population growth, we all need modern agriculture to be successful. That success requires healthy honey bee colonies.
New flavor raises awareness, virtual reality experience educates consumers and new pollinator habitat provides year-long home for millions of bees
OAKLAND, Calif., April 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Bees are critical to one-third of the world’s crops, including ingredients that are used in more than one-third of HÄAGEN-DAZS ice cream flavors such as Vanilla Swiss Almond, Strawberry and Rocky Road. However, bees are being threatened at a staggering rate as an estimated one-third of honey bee colonies were lost between April 2016 and March 2017.
Wells Fargo team members in Minneapolis work to increase the dwindling bee population.
Roberta Rogers spends her workdays concerned about her customers and how she can help them with their loans. But on a summer day outside of her office in Minneapolis, the Wells Fargo underwriter was worried about the dwindling population of bees and how she could help them avoid extinction.
Mohawk Industries’ Glasgow, VA floor-covering plant garnered recognition in 2015 from the Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors for its efforts toward sustainability. The company is continuing this by housing eight beehives on site. Junie Snider, a production manager for the Mohawk Group and a local beekeeper, is responsible for taking care of the bees. He says that the half million bees on site could potentially pollinate all of Glasgow.
TransCanada partners with Save our Monarchs to restore pollinator habitat
When you're sitting at your breakfast table sipping your morning coffee and fruit juice, as you take a bite of your granola, take a moment to thank the birds, bees, butterflies and other pollinators that made your breakfast possible.
Pollinators are critical to producing many of the foods we consume daily, this includes thousands of crops such as coffee and cocoa, as well as many of the fruits we eat such as apples, strawberries, peaches and melons. One third of our food supply requires pollination.
People know how to protect themselves from disease, but what about bees?
Varroa mites are one of the most significant threats to honey bee health today.
If beekeepers do not manage their colonies to reduce mite levels, there is a 90 to 95 percent chance the colony will die within two years or sooner from the effects of the mites and the bee viruses they vector.