In the last few years the general public has been bombarded and brainwashed with the supposed tremendous importance of honeybees in North America. Let’s get down to the facts. First of all, honeybees can technically be classified as invasive pests since the honeybee, Aphis melifera, is not native to the Americas — or Australia or […] Read more
We’ve heard a lot about honeybees in the last couple of years, particularly concerns that some crop protection products are a leading cause for the decline in bee numbers. The finger has most recently been pointed at a chemical compound known as the neonicotinoid class of pesticide, which in the past decade or so has […] Read more
If there was one stand-out display that caught farmers’ attention at this year’s Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina, it was the unique, home-built tractor that has now become a kind of corporate mascot for Honey Bee Manufacturing. The tractor, originally built in 1979 by the Honey Brothers who went on to found the company […] Read more
Before Greg Honey and his brother Glenn went into the ag equipment manufacturing business, they decided they needed a very high horsepower tractor for their farm near Bracken, Saskatchewan. This tractor built in 1979 was the result and it’s still turning heads today at farm shows.
Neonicotinoids pose risks to bees in three ways, says a researcher. But farmers and the ag industry can manage the biggest risks, he told delegates at the International Rapeseed Conference in Saskatoon this past summer. Dr. Udo Heimbach researches pesticide use and environmental effects with Germany’s Julius Kuhn-Institut. He presented research studying neonics’ effects on […] Read more
Early data from federal pesticide regulators appear to suggest Ontario’s bee yards are moving past a spell of unusually high death losses seen around the 2012 and 2013 planting seasons. Combining the numbers of acute honey bee mortality “incidents” by bee yard in Ontario in the 2015 pre-planting and planting periods, up to June 11, Health Canada’s […] Read more
One of the most noticeable machines on display at Canada’s Farm Progress Show last June was Honey Bee’s tractor-mounted swather prototype. Now with the widespread availability of both front and rear three-point hitches on nearly every major brand of tractor, the company sees an opportunity to take advantage of that feature by reintroducing the mounted […] Read more