Re: Japanese campaign against neonicotinoids
I couldn't agree with you more. in my last post #23 at the end I purposely stated pesticides, and not just neonictinoids. I think that it goes against any common sense to put any kind of pesticide, whether it be gathered by the bees inadvertently, or installed by the beekeeper himself. These threads on neonicatinoids only show that the research or studys can be flawed.
I will state once again that I believe that CCD is often times reported as such when the actual death of the hives were from Varroa, or other parisites, or nosema, or just bad beekeeping. I believe in these cases that upon careful examination there going to be more dead bees found, (and yes scrapfe lots with dwv) than with cases where they are dying from pesticides. And I believe the majority of the CCD deaths are from neonicatinoids.
As I have stated just because your hives are in an area where corn or other poisoned crops are growing doesn't mean that they are going to gather pollen or dew from these poisoned plants. If they have other more desirable sources available to them they are not likely to be killed off by the poisons, and yes it is poison to them and I predict in the future we will find that we humans, because of our greed, and refusal to accept the hand writing on the wall as some on here are doing, will understand that the poisons, and especially neonicatinoids are the cause of a lot of our health problems.
As I have also stated I will not use any treatments in my few hives for pest. I will treat nosema, and put traps for SHB.
So much to learn, so little time!!