Re: The Australian Distraction Defense
Does anyone know where this 30% loss number comes from? USDA Survey? AIA Data? What's the breakdown of the data? How many of the 30% losses come from diseases (AFB, EFB, etc.), starvation, or other causes? Are any of these losses directly attributable to neonicetinoid pesticides?
Originally Posted by cerezha
W/ commercial beekeepers declining in numbers and handling more and more colonies one of them lossing 50% of their colonies for whatever reason would really effect the data, wouldn't it? And w/ how things are reported in the News Media the general public might assume these losses are all because of pesticides, when they aren't.
When it comes to Winterloss I look forward to some loss. Were I to have zero Winterloss I would have other opportunities or problems. Depending on your point of view.
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