Comparative chronic toxicity of three neonicotinoids on New Zealand packaged honey bees
Thiamethoxam, clothianidin, and imidacloprid are the most commonly used neonicotinoid insecticides on the Canadian prairies. There is widespread contamination of nectar and pollen with...
This week we are honored to talk to Tom Theobald. Tom is an advocate for the bees and has been involved in the campaign to save the bees in America. He is passionate about saving the bees and getting government regulators to ban dangerous pesticides.
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Unexpected Effects of Low Doses of a Neonicotinoid Insecticide on Behavioral Responses to Sex Pheromone in a Pest Insect
n moths, which include many agricultural pest species, males are attracted by female-emitted sex pheromones. Although integrated pest management strategies are increasingly...
This week we are talking about wasps, Chinese beekeeping and swarms.
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Swarms Coming Out of Our Ears
Here's what was discussed
Swarming Season starts in Auckland
Chinese Mountain Climbing Beekeeping
Why are the bees dying?
Are Wasps/Yellow Jackets taking over...
Gary here, the co-host of the kiwimana buzz beekeeping podcast.
The Bees and birds are struggling around the world with the class of pesticides known as "Neonicotinoids".
We discovered a great guest for you, he will summarise the current situation with these pesticides, he is Dr Henk...
Louise The Goat – KM051
Tonight we released Episode fifty one of our beekeeping podcast. The podcast is done by Gary and Margaret who are beekeepers from New Zealand. We interview beekeepers from around the world and discuss tips and tricks about beekeeping.
In this episode we talked...
Why the fuss over bees? Is the U.S. in the midst of a bee-pocalypse? The science says no. Bee populations in the U.S. and Europe remain at healthy levels for reproduction and the critical pollination of food crops and trees. But during much of the past decade we have seen higher-than-average...
I can't take credit for this, but I can be proud that a city in Oregon has passed a first ever ban from using neonicontioid pesticides on city property.
I will be donating to Beyond Toxics, http://www.beyondtoxics.org/...
Forgive me for my ignorance, but I believe playing the devil's advocate is important before committing oneself to any cause, despite being a beekeeper myself. I'm wondering why the EPA continuously approves neonicotinoids despite implications that they are a major cause of Colony Collapse...
An estimated 25,000 bumblebees have been found dead in a Target parking lot in Wilsonville since Saturday, the largest known incident of bumblebee deaths in the United States, according to the...
Declining Bee Populations Pose
A Threat to Global Agriculture
The danger that the decline of bees and other pollinators represents to the world’s food supply was highlighted this week when the...
Greenpeace Calls for EU Ban on Seven Pesticides Due to Bee Risk
By Rudy Ruitenberg
April 09, 2013 11:12 AM EDT
Greenpeace called on European Union policy makers to ban pesticides...
Bee-harming pesticides should be banned, MPs urge
Parliamentary Committee criticises Environment Department for relying on 'flawed' studies and failing to uphold Precautionary Principle
A series of high-profile...
Some studies have reported that summer bees rather than winter bees were found in colonies going into the winter. The difference is in the smaller fat reserves, leaving summer bees with much shorter lifespans.
When the fat reserve is used up, a bee leaves the colony to die away from the hive...
Are Honeybees Losing Their Way?
A combo of pesticides takes a toll on their memory and communication skills
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National Geographic News
EU proposes to ban insecticides linked to bee decline
Three neonicotinoids, the world's most widely used insecticides would be forbidden across the continent for two years
Major Report concludes: "Neonicotinoids are An Unnacceptable Danger to Bees"
The world's most widely used insecticides (Imidacloprid) has for the first time been officially labelled an...