Author: Robert Heyduck

Investigating Oregano de la Sierra for Potential Bee and Human Health

Our goal as a team of professional farmers and researchers is to examine and promote Monarda spp. as a new crop or accessory planting to affect bee health in situ and also produce a hive product and field crop that can be processed in a number of ways either as honey; a dried herb (flowers and leaves), or as an extracted product containing the volatile compounds. To analyze oregano de la sierra and its effects on bee health and potential human health benefits through value-added products we will be coordinating with several additional institutions and laboratories both in state...

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Honeybees & Native Pollinators

The global plight of honeybees and native pollinators has increasingly become a cause of alarm for environmental and agricultural sustainability. The decline in numbers and health and longevity of various species of pollinators has been increasing as fluctuating climate, agricultural and land stewardship practices and habitat encroachment have been compromised (www.beeinformed.org). It is necessary for local, regional and national food security to develop programs that can support pollinator health and also promote alternative and adaptable crops that support pollinator preservation and propagation; as well as encourage value added product economies. Colony Collapse Disorder is a term that was first...

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Oregano de la Sierra, Beneficial Herb

Our goal as a team of professional farmers and researchers is to examine and promote Monarda spp. as a new crop or accessory planting to affect bee health in situ and also produce a hive product and field crop that can be processed in a number of ways either as honey; a dried herb (flowers and leaves), or as an extracted product containing the volatile compounds. Herbal compounds have gained interest both by farmers and researchers as the quest for finding and propagating healthy forage for livestock and value added products increases. Through advanced testing and analysis, science is...

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