Tag Archives: Pesticide

Pesticides could lead to shortage of crop pollinators – EU report

* EU restriction on neonicotinoids to be reviewed this year * Value of pollination in Europe seen at 14.6 bln euros BRUSSELS, April 8 (Reuters) – Evidence is mounting that widely-used pesticides harm moths, butterflies and birds as well as … Continue reading

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Bee study reopens debate on neonics

  Goulson says bees are exposed to sufficient doses of neonicotinoids to reduce nest growth A bee expert has called into question the basis of the Government’s position on neonicotinoid insecticides, saying the study it cited actually shows the chemicals … Continue reading

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Neonicotinoids ‘5000 times more toxic’ than DDT for bees

A UK academic at the annual conference of the Soil Association has strengthened the case for the EU-wide ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, revealing mounting evidence of their deadly effects on essential pollinators. Speaking at the event, Dave Goulson of the … Continue reading

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Mexican Beekeepers vs Monsanto

  Mexican Beekeepers Win Big! I saw this story on the web today and thought it important to post. It’s amazing to me how other countries including developing countries know the dangers that Neonicotinoids and other pesticides cause their farmers. … Continue reading

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Bees create buzz for Castle Stuart Golf Links

  A top Highland golf club has created a buzz by introducing hundreds of rare bumblebees on the course – helping it to win a major sustainability accolade. The conservation work at Castle Stuart Golf Links, which will greet the … Continue reading

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Woman jailed for killing 2 million bees

A court has sentenced a woman to four months in prison over the deaths of about 2 million bees in a bungled pest control operation. Joanna S. (full name withheld under Polish privacy laws) was hired by local authorities in … Continue reading

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Vanishing of the Bees and How it Relates to Autism

I went to see the Vanishing of the Bees last week with my teenage daughter. She came as a favor to her “composting- buy at the local farmers’ market- mother”, but walked away educated and engaged. Ever since, she happily … Continue reading

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EPA sued over bees

Beekeepers are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its approval of a chemical they say kills honey producers. The pesticide sulfoxaflor is “highly toxic” to bees and other insects, the groups say, and could be contributing to broader declines … Continue reading

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Save the Bees, Please! New Campaign Buzzing to Help Keep Bees Alive

Have you ever considered what your supermarket aisles would look like without the help of bees? A new campaign, Save-bees.org, wants you to know that they’re more important than you may even know. According to the campaign site, “Honey bees, native … Continue reading

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Pesticide ban to protect bees enters into force

As of December 1, farmers in the European Union will no longer be able to make large-scale use of pesticides suspected of killing bee populations. But the busy honey-makers remain under threat. The ban, approved by the European Commission in April of … Continue reading

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Farmers urged to consider plight of pollinators

Concern about the harmful impact of pesticides on honeybee producers needs to be extended to wild pollinators, which are just as much at risk, says the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario. As part of the ongoing debate over the loss … Continue reading

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Honeybees on the Verge of Extinction

In my 25-year experience at the US EPA, nothing illustrated the deleterious nature of “pesticides” and “regulation” better than the plight of honeybees. Here is a beneficial insect pollinating a third of America’s crops, especially fruits and vegetables, and we … Continue reading

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Bayer’s Bee Care Program Just A Front?

On November 18, Bayer CropScience celebrated the opening of their Clayton Bee Care Center, purportedly “a 1,200-square-foot facility which will create new approaches and solutions to benefit pollinator health and the global food supply.” On the announcement, beekeepers issued their own advice … Continue reading

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Farmers need to help bees survive

There are well-known and growing concerns about the impact that the use of neonicitinoid (neonic) pesticides are having on commercial honey producers. However, there has been a lot less consideration for the impact on wild pollinators. The Friends of the … Continue reading

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Bayer tests new seed treatments to protect honeybees

Bayer CropScience has successfully completed field trials of a new seed treatment technology that significantly reduces dust compared to traditional seed treatments. That’s important because pesticide-laden dust from seed treatments is suspected to contribute to honeybee population declines, according to … Continue reading

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Pesticides driving bees from citrus groves to urban areas

Pesticides driving bees from citrus groves to urban areas. CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Homeowners on Southeast 3rd Avenue are relieved to see a huge beehive gone. They say the bees were a bother. “They are the biggest hives I’ve ever … Continue reading

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How green bullying, junk science and EU lies killed off yet another successful industry

This is a story with everything: bees, junk science, the French behaving badly, the EU at its worst… (H/T Richard North at EUreferendum). You’ll read it and go: “Yes! This is why I hate the EU. This is why it can … Continue reading

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Respondents agree that bees are crucial to Ontario’s agriculture sector

Respondents agree that bees are crucial to Ontario’s agriculture sector A new public opinion poll released today finds that more than eight out of every ten people in Ontario support a ban on pesticides linked by scientists to bee deaths. … Continue reading

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