BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced that approximately $100,000 is available to fund research and promotion of honey bees. The original deadline of June 1, 2016 has been extended until June 10, 2016 to increase the pool of applicants. Applicants who previously applied need not apply again as all applications are still being considered.
“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 five research priorities:
· Colony collapse cause, management
· Varroa mite control
· Understanding honey bee viruses and effects on honey bee health
· Correlating pathogen presence to management practices
· Other problem-solving ideas of interest to the beekeeping industry
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. Grant applications must be received by 10 a.m. CST on June 10, 2016.
Additional information is available by contacting Samantha Brunner at 701-328-4765 or email@example.com.