The National Colony Loss and Management Survey is underway


This important survey is now underway, through April 30th. It is open to all beekeepers and is anonymous. This survey provides much needed information on colony health and, with the management survey, provides valuable information on management techniques that work. Please consider taking the survey at You can read more about it in our April newsletter, found in the members area.


ScottsMiracle-Gro Announces the Transition Away From Neonics in the Ortho Lineup

It was officially announced on the Ortho website that Ortho branded products will be transitioning away from neonics in their pesticides. Tim Martin, General Manager of the Ortho brand is quoted as saying “This decision comes after careful consideration regarding the range of possible threats to honey bees and other pollinators“. Source:

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