(Earth Focus: Episode 44) Honey bees, the essential pollinators of many major US crops, have been dying off in massive numbers since 2006. This threatens the American agricultural system and the one in twelve American jobs that depends on it. There is growing evidence that a new class of pesticides — nerve toxins [...]
Original article from National Geographic
A combo of pesticides takes a toll on their memory and communication skills
Honeybees learn and remember the locations of flowers, but a new study shows they may be losing their way.
Photograph by John Kimbler, My Shot
National Geographic News
Published February 13, 2013
A single honeybee visits [...]
Original Article 18 January 2013Ned Stafford
Chemical giants Bayer CropScience and Syngenta are both disputing the conclusions of a report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) that says that bees might be at risk from neonicotinoid insecticides produced by the two companies. The report cited ‘the importance of bees in the ecosystem and the [...]
Finally, what Sharilyn Stalling has been telling people for years has been proven!
See this email and the attached PDF.Effects of Neonics on Bees
Dear all, Breaking News! Henk Tennekes has just sent through this vitally important report from the Directorate General Policy unit of the European Parliament.
DIRECTORATE GENERAL FOR INTERNAL POLICIES >POLICY DEPARTMENT [...]
Dan Rather took a closer look at Colony Collapse Disorder. In the report, he speaks of the importance of bees, and how bekeepers around the world are reporting loosing up to 30-60% of hives per year! The EPA, who has approved the use of neoicotinoid pesticides has nothing to do with the testing of the [...]
Source: Oldham Chronicle, UK Reporter: Janice Barker Date online: 23/07/2009 Oldham Euro-MP Chris Davies has a bee in his bonnet about the endangered insects.
He used his first question of the new term at the European Parliament to highlight the alarming decline of British bees.
In the last two years bee numbers have dropped by [...]
Press Release, Sept 19, 2008 Coalition against Bayer Dangers (Germany)
Italy bans Pesticides linked to Bee Devastation
Neonicotinoids now suspended in four European countries
The Italian government banned the use of several neonicotinoid pesticides that are blamed for the deaths of millions of honeybees. The Ministero del Lavoro della Salute e delle Politiche Sociali issued [...]
Press Release, August 25, 2008 Coalition against BAYER Dangers (Germany)
Pesticides cause mass death of bees Germany: Charge against Bayer´s Board of Management
The German Coalition against Bayer Dangers today brought a charge against Werner Wenning, chairman of the Bayer Board of Management, with the Public Prosecutor in Freiburg (south-western Germany). The group accuses Bayer [...]
San Francisco Chronicle, August 19, 2008 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is refusing to disclose records about a new class of pesticides that could be playing a role in the disappearance of millions of honeybees in the United States, a lawsuit filed Monday charges.
The Natural Resources Defense Council wants to see the studies that [...]