beekeeping

Beekeeper groups sue EPA over pesticide decision

In the latest confrontation between the bee industry and the Trump administration, a group of concerned beekeepers have sued the Environmental Protection Agency over its July decision to expand the use of a pesticide that's known to harm bees and other pollinators.

Honeybees hit by Trump budget cuts

The US Department of Agriculture has suspended data collection for its annual Honey Bee Colonies report, citing cost cuts -- a move that robs researchers and the honeybee industry of a critical tool for understanding honeybee population declines, and comes as the USDA is curtailing other research programs.

Honey bee population doing better, beekeepers still concerned

Dane County Beekeeping Assoc. adopts Middleton area for bees to call home by next month

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported this week that the struggling honey bee population is doing better. But area beekeepers are working to ensure bees have a local place to call home.