Bee expert Dave Hunter did an open Q&A on colony collapse disorder and shared some eye-opening insights.
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Bayer and Syngenta, two makers of neonicotinoid pesticides, want the EU ban lifted. Neonicotinoids are the class of pesticides implicated in Colony Collapse Disorder.
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.
Colony collapse disorder (CCD) threatens the future of our food supply, and a new film looks to raise public awareness about CCD, what’s causing it, and what we can do to stop it.
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.
When I wrote about the recently renovated, fun and sustainable Francis Ford Coppola Winery, I learned about an exciting new trend (wineries with electric car charging stations) and a disturbing natural disaster: Colony Collapse Disorder. CCD is a phenomena that has been written about on EatDrinkBetter before but was news to me. In 2006 beekeepers started noticing that […]
The pressure to stop the sale of the pesticide clothianidin is heating up with a coincidental convergence of several events in the past two weeks…
More on the declining health of bees: Have Bees Become Canaries In the Coal Mine? Why Massive Bee Dieoffs May Be a Warning About Our Own Health (AlterNet) From the article: One class of pesticides, neonicotinoids in particular has received a lot of attention for harming bees. In late 2010, the EPA came under fire […]
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.
Watch the trailer for Queen of the Sun, a new documentary on the tragic global bee crisis.
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.
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.
There is new evidence that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) may be a culprit in what is known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), or the disappearance of honeybees. Colony Collapse Disorder has killed off more than one-third of the bees in the United States. Beekeepers know that when there isn’t nectar readily available to their […]