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  1. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Neonicotinoid residues in UK honey despite European Union moratorium Due to concerns over negative impacts on insect pollinators, the European Union has implemented a moratorium on the use of three neonicotinoid pesticide seed dressings for mass-flowering crops. We assessed the effectiveness...
  2. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Neonicotinoid pesticides can reduce honeybee colony genetic diversity Neonicotinoid insecticides can cause a variety of adverse sub-lethal effects in bees. In social species such as the honeybee, Apis mellifera, queens are essential for reproduction and colony functioning. Therefore, any...
  3. Diseases and Pests
    Happy Spring! It’s that time of year when the birds are singing, the bees are buzzing … and the pesticides are being sprayed? Many counties, cities, and municipalities spray for pest management (particularly mosquitos) around the beginning of summer. But, as we have discussed in length here at...
  4. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Neonicotinoid Insecticides and Their Impacts on Bees: A Systematic Review of Research Approaches and Identification of Knowledge Gaps It has been suggested that the widespread use of neonicotinoid insecticides threatens bees, but research on this topic has been surrounded by controversy. In...
  5. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Neonicotinoid-Contaminated Puddles of Water Represent a Risk of Intoxication for Honey Bees In recent years, populations of honey bees and other pollinators have been reported to be in decline worldwide. A number of stressors have been identified as potential contributing factors, including the...
  6. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    I signed the petition, do what you think is best. Also if you know anything about this post it for others to read. http://action.sumofus.org/a/bayer-bees-lawsuit/13/2/?
  7. Alternative Pollinators
    Repression and Recuperation of Brood Production in Bombus terrestris Bumble Bees Exposed to a Pulse of the Neonicotinoid Pesticide Imidacloprid Currently, there is concern about declining bee populations and some blame the residues of neonicotinoid pesticides in the nectar and pollen of treated...
  8. Bee Forum
    A Four-Year Field Program Investigating Long-Term Effects of Repeated Exposure of Honey Bee Colonies to Flowering Crops Treated with Thiamethoxam Neonicotinoid residues in nectar and pollen from crop plants have been implicated as one of the potential factors causing the declines of honey bee...
  9. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    http://news.yahoo.com/return-long-absent-bumblebee-near-seattle-stirs-scientific-120655098.html Bombus occidentalis vanished from western Washington in the early-mid 1990's - before the neonicotinoid insecticides were even available - but has recently reappeared in the Seattle area, in spite of...
  10. Bee Forum
    Transient Exposure to Low Levels of Insecticide Affects Metabolic Networks of Honeybee Larvae Given the changes we observe at the RNA and lipid level, it is reasonable so suspect that the synthetic neonicotinoid-class of insecticides are a factor driving the global decline of pollinating...
  11. Alternative Pollinators
    Assessing Insecticide Hazard to Bumble Bees Foraging on Flowering Weeds in Treated Lawns We exposed colonies of the bumble bee Bombus impatiens to turf with blooming white clover that had been treated with clothianidin, a neonicotinoid, or with chlorantraniliprole, the first anthranilic diamide...
  12. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Direct the EPA to ban the use of Neonicotinoid pesticides, until proven that it does not negatively impact honeybees. Numerous recent studies link the CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder) of honeybees to the use of certain Neonicotinoid pesticides (e.g. imidacloprid, clothianidin, thiamethoxam)...
  13. Bee Forum
    The Neonicotinoid Insecticide Imidacloprid Repels Pollinating Flies and Beetles at Field-Realistic Concentrations Both Diptera and Coleoptera exhibited marked avoidance of traps containing imidacloprid at a field-realistic dose of 1 µg L−1, with Diptera avoiding concentrations as low as 0.01 µg...
  14. Bee Forum
    great article with short video. Makes me think that this technique was developed after Methyl Bromide was scheduled to be removed from the market due not ozone depletion... Think if we get rid of Neonicotinoids that the answer would show up. hmmm...
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