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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