Click on the links below for information and resources on best management practices involving pesticides and honey bees in almonds:
Honey Bee Best Management Practices for California Almonds. California Almond Board.
Securing Pollinator Health and Crop Protection: Communication and Adoption of Farm Management Techniques in Four Crops. 2014. Wojcik V., Adams, L. and Rourke, K. Pollinator Partnership.
Project Apis m. BMPs for Almond Growers (website).
Best Management Practices Using Insecticides During Bloom and Honey Bee Brood. Bob Curtis and Gabriele Ludwig. Almond Board of California.
Seasonal Guide to Environmentally Responsible Pest Management Practices in Almonds. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Leaflet 21619.
Honey Bees and Agricultural Sprays. Eric Mussen. UC Davis.
A Successful Harvest Starts at Bloom. Almond Board website.
Fungicides, Bactericides, and Biologicals for Deciduous Tree Fruit, Nut, Strawberry, and Vine Crops 2013. UC Davis, Dept. of Plant Pathology, UC Kearney Ag Center, UC Davis Statewide IPM Program.
Compiled by Wayne Buhler, PhD.
Topics Included in this Module
- Introduction to Pollinator Protection
- Honey Bees and Beekeeping
- Bees in Peril
- Pesticide Toxicity to Bees
- Read and Follow the Label
- Pesticide Applicator BMPs
- Seed Treatment Concerns
- Beekeeper BMPs
- Cooperate and Communicate
- Recognizing and Reporting Bee Kills
- Resources and Suggested Reading