Honeybees that are exposed to field-realistic (real-world, in other words) levels of neonicotinoid pesticides die earlier than those that are not — thereby reducing overall colony health — according to a new study led by York University. “A worker honeybee has been fitted with a RFID on its back so researchers can record when it
This is part 2 of a 4 part series by Brad Walker of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment analyzing The Nefarious Connection Between Agriculture and Our Rivers. Read Part 1 Part 2: The major culprit There are many well-documented critiques of the industrialized agricultural system, so we will not dwell in detail about why
If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live … so get into your backyard and work to save your bees!
Pickle Panda Finds Love in the Time of Robot Bees is available now, on Amazon Kindle, Apple’s iBookstore, Barns & Noble Nook, and on Scribd.
CLICK HERE to return to Pickle Panda Finds Love in the Time of Robot Bees‘ table of contents. Part 1, Chapter 6 “Don’t worry about it,” said Pickle. “Just stick your hand in there and pull out whatever you find.” “No, no,” said Meghan, rifling through her purse. “I had a twenty in here yesterday.
Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat exposes a worldwide crisis in mega-farming. (Graphic from Sunday Times review by coauthor.) The authors, Philip Lymbery and Isabel Oakeshott, believe that the increasingly globalized food production industry threatens the quality of what we eat, our health, and the very land we live on. They say people now
CLICK HERE to return to Pickle Panda Finds Love in the Time of Robot Bees‘ table of contents. Part 1, Chapter 2 “Meghan Watson, Ph.D.” she said, looking into the mirror. “Doctor Meghan Watson,” she tried, again. The woman she saw in the mirror didn’t look like the other “doctors” she talked to in the
CLICK HERE to return to Pickle Panda Finds Love in the Time of Robot Bees‘ table of contents. Part 1, Chapter 1 “I never should have brought you,” said Kelsi, flustered as she tried to make sense of the crude map the university had provided her while navigating the hallways full of students. “It’s my
CLICK HERE to return to Pickle Panda Finds Love in the Time of Robot Bees‘ table of contents. Introduction “Hello, again! If you’re just joining us on Good Morning St. Augustine, we’re here with Dr. Joyce Sartin, a professor from the Environmental Science department of Flagler College. She’s here to talk to us about bees.
The story of what’s happening to the world’s bee populations is one that will seriously impact every living person on Earth. Sometimes, though, the best way to tell one story is with another story, and that’s one of the things this book, Pickle Panda Finds Love in the Time of Robot Bees, happens to be
If you have been following the decline of bees lately, you know a strong contingent of advocates say it is pesticides that are one of the main culprits. Some dispute this view and say results of research studies are inconclusive. It is a little too convenient that the critics of studies showing a link between
EPA knowingly OK’s Bayer’s bee-killing pesticide. Related Links: The full Grist article whose text is in the cartoon. Wik-Bee Leaks: EPA Document Shows It Knowingly Allowed Pesticide That Kills Honey Bees The Bayer Kills Bees! website. (They also kill democracy!) Yep, that’s Bee from the environmental cartoon series Hank D and the Bee. Don’t worry,
A collaborative genetic analysis between civilian entomologists and military scientists has at last revealed the true cause of Colony Collapse Disease which has been decimating honeybee hives in the US, Europe and Asia since 2006.
[social_buttons] Colony Collapse Disorder is still with us …though not getting the same press it did the last couple of years. According to a joint survey conducted by the Apiary Inspectors of America and the Agricultural Research Service’s Bee Research Laboratory, 29 percent of honey bee colonies vanished between September 2008 and April 2009. That