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!
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Commonly used agricultural chemicals — including many commonly used fungicides — damage and impair the abilities of commercial honey bees to fight off dangerous potentially lethal parasites, according to new research from the University of Maryland and the US Department of Agriculture. Commercial honey bees are regularly exposed to these chemicals during the corse of
Parasitic mites appear to be the cause of the deformed wing virus spreading throughout bee colonies, according to new research from the University of Sheffield. The virus is thought to be one of many factors contributing to the collapse of honey bee populations worldwide. It’s probable that the virus has contributed to the deaths
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,
[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
A UK Professor Hopes His Genetically Modified Worker Bees Can Help Stop The Colony Collapse Disorder That Is Grossly Effecting the UK Economy Last week 140,000 protesters from the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) marched on Whitehall demanding $8-million in emergency funding from the Department for Environment to tackle alarming rates of bee decline. The decline