Saint Helena, CA 94574

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 2
Total Value of Awards $451K
First Award Date 01/01/09
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/10

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Moreland David Moreland 2 Message
Peterson Stephen S. Peterson 2 Message

2 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.2-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10

Modern agriculture has relied almost exclusively on the honey bee for managed pollination services. Honey beekeepers currently face numerous problems including Varroa mites, American foulbrood, Africanized bees and most recently colony collapse disorder. These problems have led to a shorter supply of colonies and consequently higher rental price...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 2009
Budget: 01/01/09 - 12/31/09

Situation or Problem The blue orchard bee (BOB), Osmia lignaria, is a solitary, native bee species that has been demonstrated to be an excellent pollinator of almonds, cherries, apples, pears and other crops, but has yet to become available on a large scale. The economics and scientific knowledge are now in place for the BOB to become a commerci...