Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong
You have made it so. You have spent the last couple of pages attempting to way overblow your own achievements while at the same time rubbish everybody else. So, you took part in a freshwater invertebrate survey. Any moron could have done that. So, you read the Morrisey report. Any moron could have done that. So, you looked at a chemical formula and identified that it contained a nicitinoid. Any moron could have done that. Etc. Etc.... Don't complain when others find you shallow.
Originally Posted by WLC
This sums up the problem I have with so much of WLC's writings, the innuendo, and 1/2 truths. referencing this study to make it appear it backs his beliefs is absolutely typical of the arguments presented ever since he started going on about neonics.
Originally Posted by Ian
The truth is that in his hundreds of posts on the subject there is almost nothing of any significance and I don't know why he is allowed to even get away with it. Maybe because virtually everybody can see through it so it doesn't matter. Don't know.
To WLC in particular. Ranting about neonics with no alternative is pointless. Neonicitinoids are insecticides and can therefore harm bees. But we know that already. We already know they can harm invertebrates and we already know they are environmental contaminants. You bring nothing new to the table, apart from a raft of exaggeration and innuendo. Most of the old poisons do the same things and more so. So since you are unaware of any viable options, you cannot achieve anything.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).