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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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A new suspect in bee deaths: the US government

As scientists race to pinpoint the cause of the global collapse of honey bee populations that pollinate a third of the world’s crops, environmental groups have indentified one culprit: US authorities who continue to approve pesticides implicated in the apian … Continue reading

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Honeybee groups sue EPA over insecticide registration

A group of beekeeping groups has filed a challenge against the Environmental Protection Agency over its approval of the pesticide sulfoxaflor, which is highly toxic to honeybees. Sulfoxaflor, marketed by Dow Chemical under the brand names Closer and Transform, is … 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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Bee health debate heats up over pesticides

A new national campaign to restrict use of a widely applied group of pesticides is bringing increased attention to the question of how to improve the health of honeybees and other pollinators. This week a full-page advertisement appeared in major … 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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Local bee deaths spark new rules

More than five months after about 50,000 bumblebees died en masse in Hillsboro and Wilsonville, Oregon Department of Agriculture officials have imposed labeling requirements and educational outreach plans designed to protect bees and other pollinators. Starting in 2014, the ODA … 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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Oregon restricts insecticides after bumblebee deaths

The Oregon Department of Agriculture has restricted the use of two insecticides to help protect pollinators, including honeybees. The action comes after thousands of bumblebees were killed this summer with a misapplication of insecticides on European linden trees, according to … Continue reading

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