Summary: It is well established that pollinators are essential to food production, with a third of every mouthful of food attributed to pollinated crops. Protecting pollinators, especially bees, has been an ongoing focus of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and...
National Pollinator Week
When most people hear a buzzing sound, they may begin to panic in fear of being stung. However, honeybees are not harmful. Bees pollinate plants and play an important role in providing us with one out of every three bites of food. So why all this buzz? June is the official start of National Pollinator […]
If you want to save the bees, you may have to start by thinking like one. That’s the key to sustainable success for 25-year-old Leigh-Kathryn Bonner, founder and CEO of the 2014 Durham startup, Bee Downtown. Bonner claims her passion for beekeeping stems from a simple admiration for their importance in nature. “Everything a bee […]
Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “Troxler: DuPont fees will be instituted if needed,” Hendersonville Times-News: Funding for DuPont State Recreational Forest is at stake as the state legislature crafts the final budget plan, and the […]
It is National Pollinator Week, which means it is a time to recognize and celebrate the bees, butterflies, moths, wasps and birds that play a crucial role in agriculture. Without pollinators, we wouldn’t have the bountiful harvests we enjoy today. Bees, which are often called the spark plugs of agriculture, also provide us with delicious honey. […]
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” June 20-26 is National Pollinator Week, a time to recognize the bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators that play a critical role in producing much of the food we enjoy. They are involved in everything from fruits and […]