beekeepers

Honeybee Numbers Deceptive; Corn Yield and Acreage
**A new report by USDA says while honeybee populations increased slightly from last year, it’s not a true reflection of colony stresses beekeepers are overcoming.
USDA statistician Joshua O’Rear says while honeybee colonies increased three percent in April over last ye…
U.S. Honey Bee Numbers Up; Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance
**EPA will extend the deadline to meet requirements of its new farmworker protection standard until guidance and training materials are ready to help states implement the changes.
The EPA’s Wendy Cleland-Hamnett did not specify a new deadline for compliance, but NASDA and other farm g…