Proposals sought for honey bee industry

Aug. 11, 2022

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced that funding is available for research and promotion of honey bees.

“The North Dakota Department of Agriculture is seeking grant proposals for research into finding practical solutions to honey bee health issues; and for honey promotion and outreach projects,” he said.

Goehring said applicants can submit proposals for any or all of four research priorities:

  • Novel and viable Varroa mite controls
  • Understanding honey bee viruses and pathogens effects on honey bee health
  • Improving queen and drone honey bee reproductive health
  • Optimized nutrition to enhance hive health and survival

Proposals for honey promotion and outreach projects must have a direct benefit to North Dakota honey producers.

Multiple grants may be awarded. Proposals funding partial projects and proposals providing valuable extensions of previously funded projects will be considered.

Complete information on applying for funds is available on the NDDA website at www.nd.gov/ndda/honey-bee-research-and-promotion-grants. Grant applications must be received by Sept. 15, 2022.

Additional information is available by contacting Samantha Brunner at 701-328-4765 or sbrunner@nd.gov.