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  1. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Comparative chronic toxicity of three neonicotinoids on New Zealand packaged honey bees Background Thiamethoxam, clothianidin, and imidacloprid are the most commonly used neonicotinoid insecticides on the Canadian prairies. There is widespread contamination of nectar and pollen with...
  2. Blogs, Podcasts, and Video Presentations
    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. You can listen to the show here:- Tom...
  3. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Jon Entine debunks theory linking neonic pesticides to honeybee collapse Posted on November 26, 2014 by admin http://acsh.org/2014/11/jon-entine-puts-another-example-junk-science-rest/
  4. Bee Forum
    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...
  5. Blogs, Podcasts, and Video Presentations
    This week we are talking about wasps, Chinese beekeeping and swarms. You can listen to the show here:- 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...
  6. Blogs, Podcasts, and Video Presentations
    Hi, 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...
  7. Blogs, Podcasts, and Video Presentations
    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...
  8. Bee Forum
    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...
  9. Bee Forum
    The study duplicates an earlier study that came to the same conclusion. www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/study-strengthens-link-between-neonicotinoids-and-collapse-of-honey-bee-colonies/ TonyC
  10. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    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. http://solarbeez.com/2014/02/28/good-news-for-oregons-bees-and-more-to-do/ I will be donating to Beyond Toxics, http://www.beyondtoxics.org/...
  11. Beekeeping 101
    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...
  12. Bee Forum
    From: http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2013/06/25000_bubblebees_killed_droppi.html#/0 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...
  13. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    http://e360.yale.edu/feature/declining_bee_populations_pose_a_threat_to_global_agriculture/2645/ 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...
  14. Bee Forum
    http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-09/greenpeace-calls-for-eu-ban-on-seven-pesticides-due-to-bee-risk.html 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...
  15. Bee Forum
    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...
  16. Bee Forum
    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...
  17. Bee Forum
    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130213-honeybee-pesticide-insect-behavior-science/ Are Honeybees Losing Their Way? A combo of pesticides takes a toll on their memory and communication skills Click to enlarge thumbnail. Christy Ullrich National Geographic News Published...
  18. Diseases and Pests
    May sound far fetched...but do read........ do neonicotinoid pesticides 'assist' Varroa mite in some way?: http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/neonicotinoids-and-varroa-mite.html
  19. Bee Forum
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/31/eu-proposes-ban-insecticides-bee?CMP=twt_gu 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 Damian Carrington...
  20. Bee Forum
    Major Report concludes: "Neonicotinoids are An Unnacceptable Danger to Bees" http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/mar/29/crop-pesticides-honeybee-decline?intcmp=239 The world's most widely used insecticides (Imidacloprid) has for the first time been officially labelled an...
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