Re: Europe bans neonics in all 27 countries - landmark day for bees
Thanks for the further information on my poisonous country Borderbeeman.
However it is clear from what you say that you don't live here. You are also not above lying, as per when you were clearly caught out with your claim of being surrounded by 20 miles of continuous rape seed.
So what you say is not trustworthy, no.
Yes there were some beekeepers here lost a lot of hives. Events like this have happened from time to time for the more than 40 years since I started in the industry. And pesticides probably play a part, it's likely even. What's more likely in the recent cases though, is lax varroa treatment, combined with the recently introduced N. cerana. And I know for a fact that varroa were the cause in one of the cases, the others are people I don't personally know.
Nationally, hive losses are well below 5%, many beekeepers around 1%. Few to none of the lost hives show classic CCD symptoms. If they did, the industry would very much like to know it is something that's watched out for carefully.
I haven't really come across you before Borderbeeman, but reading this thread, I notice you don't really take anything from what anyone says, and ignore any inconvenient questions. You are here to lecture only, and a lot of what you have said is embellished, and misleading. Other comments posted show that most people see through this, and don't like it.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).