GRO1000 Grants Available; Vandals Destroy Hives; Fungicide Research

Pollinator News                 Jan. 5, 2018

 

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Opens Final Year of GRO1000 Grassroots Grants to Benefit Communities Through Gardens

Program to Culminate Having Supported 1,000 Gardens and Greenspaces, Honoring Company’s 150th Anniversary

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (January 2, 2018) – Today, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation announced the opening of the GRO1000 Grassroots Grants award program, inviting nonprofit organizations from across the country to apply for funds to improve their communities. The Grassroots Grants program, now in its eighth and final year, provides support to not-for-profit organizations to better their neighborhoods through the development of community gardens and greenspaces. 
READ MORE and Learn How to Apply for a Grant 


 

 

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Vandals destroy 50 beehives in Iowa, killing at least 500,000 bees

Sioux City, Iowa — The future of a honey business in Sioux Falls, Iowa, is uncertain after vandals destroyed dozens of their beehives, CBS affiliate KMEG reports. The owners of Wild Hill Honey said they discovered that 50 beehives were destroyed when they went to clear off snow on Thursday. READ MORE

 

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EPA Releases Neonicotinoid Assessments for
Public Comment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing preliminary ecological and human health risk assessments for these neonicotinoid insecticides — clothianidin, thiamethoxam, and dinotefuran — and a preliminary ecological risk assessment for imidacloprid, assessing risks to birds, mammals, non-target insects, and plants.   READ more

 

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Serving our mission and members in 2017

During 2017 the Pollinator Stewardship Council accomplishments were made possible by the support of members and donors like you.  Working together is how we make change for our honey bees and native pollinators. READ MORE

Your support will help us continue our work for you.
Become a member or make a charitable donation today and support our work for you!

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Research

Fungicides can reduce, hinder pollination potential of honey bees  http://www.westernfarmpress.com/fungicides-can-reduce-hinder-pollination-potential-honey-bees

Almond-Crop Fungicides a Threat to Honey Bees; Commonly used fungicides linked to increased mortality in key almond pollinators    http://www.entsoc.org/almond-crop-fungicides-threat-honey-bees

Researchers Link Fungicides, Bumblebee Decline http://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/researchers-link-fungicides-bumblebee

How to pronounce fungicide  https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/pronunciation/english/fungicide

 

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Need a speaker for your bee club, State beekeeping conference, and community group?

The Pollinator Stewardship Council offers 13 topics addressing the health crisis of honey bees, the impact of pesticides upon pollinators, beekeeping association management and strategic planning.

Learn more here

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together we will make a difference!

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For financial information about this nonprofit see our Annual IRS 990 filing on our website (Home page/About Us/ Annual Report)  

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 Annual 2018 Convention & Trade Show

The AHPA 49th annual convention will be January 9-13, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, California.

Our trade show is one of the largest beekeeping trade shows in the country and it’s a highlight for the convention attendees to come and meet new companies and see new products.

We will have conference sessions on new research and hot topics within the beekeeping industry such as legislative changes, new science information, honey trade & adulteration issues, and honey market & pollination reports. Our key note speaker is Dr. Michael Roberts, Executive Director of the Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy.

The group activity this year will be a Fiesta in Old Town San Diego! Don’t miss out on the fun!

Convention & Trade Show information and registration can be found on www.ahpanet.com

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American Beekeeping Federation 2018 Conference and Trade Show

Celebrate the 75th Diamond Anniversary of the ABF at the 2018 American Beekeeping Federation Conference & Tradeshow, January 9-13, at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada. Discover the many facets of the ABF with four days of spectacular educational sessions, networking and fun.
-Hear from experts, trendsetters & influencers.
-Learn best practices.
-Shop a tradeshow full of the latest beekeeping innovations.
-Showcase your skills in the 2018 Honey Show.
-Have next-generation fun at the Kids and Bees program.
-Network with 900+ fellow beekeepers
75-YEARS STRONG! Make your plans today to join us in Reno for a brilliant conference and a celebration of the association’s 75 years of accomplishments.  More information go to http://abfconference.com/

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Seeds for honey bees EAST of the Mississippi!

OPN pic for PSc websitePlant pollinator forage for your bees. Pollinator Stewardship Council has partnered with Ohio Prairie Nursery in support of pollinator habitat.  You can get native seeds for the eastern U.S. planting zones here.  Select “Support our Cause”  to view featured seed selections to benefit pollinators.  A portion of sales generated from our website will help support our work.

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Seeds for honey bees WEST of the MississippiBBB Seed Plant for Pollinators Proj logo

To increase plant biodiversity, improve gardens yields, and make a positive difference for the future, plant for pollinators WEST of the Mississippi with bbbseed.  Go to their website, today and Plant For Pollinators!

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Betterbee Has Seeds for Pollinator Habitat betterbee logo

Betterbee  offers a variety of seed mixes for beekeepers to plant.   You can find their seed mix varieties at their website

Planting forage for our bees is important; and beekeepers can lead by example!

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Pollinator Stewardship Council
1624 Idlewood Ave., Akron, OH 44313
832-727-9492              www.pollinatorstewardship.org

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We are member supported!  The Pollinator Stewardship Council is a nonprofit organization; donations are tax deductible.

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Beekeepers Working for Beekeepers

The Board and Program Director are all beekeepers.
We work to:

•    Raise awareness about the adverse impact of pesticides on pollinators critical to the supply of food and the ecosystem.

•    Provide advocacy, guidance, and tools to document the detrimental effect of pesticides on pollinators.

•    Affect regulatory processes of pesticide risk assessment, label, and enforcement