The National Colony Loss and Management Survey ended

The National Colony Loss and Management Survey is done every year during the month of April. It collects data about honeybee colony loss and management thereof. The results not only keep track of colony losses for the year, but also assist beekeepers nationwide in determining which, if any, practices improve honey bee colony survival. Stay informed with the MSBA newsletter, available to MSBA members.


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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