Posts Tagged ‘beekeeper’

Beekeepers get exemption to use mite-fighting HopGuard II

JACKSON — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given approval of an emergency exemption that will allow Mississippi beekeepers access to a miticide to help control varroa mite infestations in honeybee colonies. The product receiving emergency exemption under Section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) is manufactured by BetaTec Hop Products. […] [...]

Group launches project aimed at saving honeybees

by Published: March 19,2013

Tags: agriculture, bee, beekeeper, farm, farmer, farming, garden, gardener, honey, honeybee, pollinate

PEARL RIVER COUNTY — The Pearl River County Master Gardeners hope to boost the population of the Blue Orchard bee in south Mississippi with a project intended to attract this native pollinator to area backyards. The group, a volunteer organization facilitated by Mississippi State University’s Extension Service and committed to consumer horticulture education and community […] [...]

EPA exempts products to fight varroa mite in honeybees

by Published: December 11,2012

Tags: apiary, bee, beekeeper, bug, farm, farmer, farming, federal, government, hive, honey, honeybee, insect, mite, pesticide, state

JACKSON — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved two emergency exemptions to help Mississippi beekeepers control damaging varroa mite infestations in honeybee colonies. The products are HopGuard, manufactured by BetaTec Hop Products, and Apivar, manufactured by Veto-Pharma S.A. HopGuard cardboard strips treated with potassium salt of hop beta acids may be inserted in honeybee […] [...]

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