Sran Family Orchards has been committed to encouraging pollinator health in their orchards for many years. We congratulate them on becoming the first Bee Better Certified grower!
Pesticide risk to bees is not simple or straightforward.
If you’ve followed our “Unpacking the Standards” series, you’ve probably noticed that Bee Better Certification requirements work together to respond to the risks of supporting pollinators on workin
Neonicotinoid insecticides are widely used in agricultural and urban settings.
While insecticides have long been recognized as a threat to bees, fungicides have generally been assumed to be relatively harmless.
Pesticide use can have negative impacts on wild and managed bees living and foraging in agricultural areas.
Roughly 70% of wild, native bees nest below-ground – in North America, that’s about 2,500 species of bees!
Wild bees make their homes in a variety of surprising places, from snail shells to embankments to inside plant stems.
What does it take to create lasting pollinator habitat in agriculture?
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