The Department of Justice announced this week its decision to allow Bayer to purchase Monsanto, following the sale of around $9 billion in assets to chemical company BASF.
According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service survey, varroa mites were the top colony stressor for beekeeping operations with five or more colonies.
A new Harvard study shows the strongest links yet between neonicotinoid pesticides and mass bee deaths over the last decade.
The European Union has clamped down on an anti-browning chemical, effectively banning the import of apples and pears from the U.S. and Canada.
New research indicates that soil is eroding from farms much faster than previously thought.