14 Feb

The Presidents Directive

On June 20, 2014, President Obama issued a directive to federal agencies to create a federal strategy to promote honey bee and other pollinator health.  This is a major step forward in acknowledging the plight of the honeybee and other pollinating insects and their importance to the US economy and food production.  It is estimated that honeybees contribute over $15 billion to the annual value of agiculture crops in the Unitied Stated.  

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12 Dec

Honey Shortage

A difficult 2014 honey season in Australian has contributed to a shortage of honey in the Australian market. With many beekeepers producing significantly less honey this year, honey prices are rising and supermarket shelves are looking bare. With the 2014 season wrapping up in the next couple of months with a harvest of less then 50% for many, beekeepers are looking to the 2015 season to make up lost ground. 

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