Bees and Almond Trees: A Dynamic Duo

Almond trees are my favorite crops to collect pollen from. When we hear the signal, the other bees and I buzz over to look for the pink and white blooms. When we see those colors, we know it’s time to forage. We make our way from tree to tree, making sure we pollinate each one along the way. Almond trees need cross-pollination, and honey bees help move pollen from tree to tree, setting the crop. This is my favorite part because I know these blooms will become almonds, a healthy favorite for humans.

Almond growers take care of us bees by using pollinator friendly insecticides to keep their almond trees safe from harmful pests. These bioinsecticides are effective on pests that can hurt almond trees but they are safe for pollinators.

Problems with Conventional Pesticides

Conventional synthetic pesticides are effective on pests, but they can have undesirable effects on people, pollinators, the soil, and the environment. Vestaron’s scientists have developed and tested a biological, which is safe on beneficials, safe for workers, and safe for the crops, with the efficacy of conventional insecticides. Vestaron’s Spear products are the first peptide-based insecticides, that delivers an entirely new mode of action for crop protection (IRAC group 32), which means no cross resistance to any other active ingredient, and a novel tool for insecticide resistance management.