Browsing the "colony collapse disorder" Tag

Pesticide Labels for Protecting Bees

August 27th, 2013 | by Heather Carr

The EPA has introduced new pesticide labeling rules in order to protect bees and other pollinators. The new labels will prohibit use of some pesticides when bees are present


Take Action: Tell Bayer to Stop Killing Bees!

February 5th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe

Even if you don't eat honey, bees are a critical part of your food supply. Pollinators like bees are a critical part of the life cycle for almost 1/3 of our food crops and 90 percent of wild plants. Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has been a mystery for many years, but the more researchers dive into what's killing off bee populations, the more signs point to one thing: pesticides.


Save the Bees: The Importance of Honeybees and What You Can Do

March 8th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

We rely on pollinators like honey bees for much of our food supply. Honeybees alone pollinate around 30% of the food we eat. You hear a lot about the growing world population and food shortages on the horizon. While things might look dire, they will be much, much worse if we don’t act now to save the bees


Help the Bees: Tell EPA to Ban Killer Pesticide

January 21st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Bees are an essential part of our food system, as they pollinate many of the flowering plants we grow food on. "Pollination by honey bees is key in cultivating the crops that produce a full one-third of our food," Credo Action writes. But if you haven't heard, you should know that bees have been seeing major colony collapse in recent years. Colony Collapse Disease has decimated bees across the U.S. since 2006, killing off approximately 30% of the population each year


Viruses Plaguing Honeybees May be Spreading to Wild Bees

December 29th, 2010 | by Jeannie Moulton

Researchers at the Pennsylvania State University have been studying virus transmission between domesticated bees and wild bees to determine if a virus could be transmitted from a domesticated colony to a wild colony. The conclusions are grim



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