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Oregon State bans some pesticides after Bumblebee Apocalypse

Now it appears that those in power are actually waking up. The pesticide and all derivatives containing dinotefuran neonicotinoid are only being banned for the next 6 months but its a start in the right direction. http://grist.org/news/oregon-bans-some-insecticides-following-bee-deaths/?utm_campaign=business-tech&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&sub_email=kevin918coleman%40btinternet.com Advertisements

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The NFU response to the Bee Summit

I have just received the latest news bulletin from Farming UK and this item caught my eye, as it would. It is the current view of the NFU regarding pollinator declines and what the farming community is already doing about … Continue reading

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So you believe the Science? Don’t believe everything you hear and read.

I received a newsletter courtesy of a friend in the US relating to a chemical called Atrazine. Now don’t worry too much about that unless you holiday in the US. This chemical is a weedkiller and it is banned in … Continue reading

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So you want to to know what food products bees really do pollinate?

Well lets try food for a start…..If all the food pollinated by bees suddenly stopped being pollinated then the picture via the link below is what you would see in your supermarket. http://grist.org/list/this-is-what-your-supermarket-would-look-like-if-all-the-bees-died-off/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&sub_email=kevin918coleman%40btinternet.com

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Bee Sperm Bank….What will they think of next?

It appears that because of the decline on bee populations in the US the Washington State University is planning to build a Bee Sperm Bank in an effort to circumvent Colony Collapse Disorder. One big problem has been admitted lack … Continue reading

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Glyphosate resistant bees and the Invasion of Russian bees.

Its all happening over the pond right now. Seems that some beekeeper who had been experimenting with glyphosate resistance in bees had his colonies seized by the state of Illinois agriculture department under (allegedly) instruction from Monsanto. Watch the video … Continue reading

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We are what we eat and that applies to Bees too.

As our Harry has said on numerous occasions ‘We are what we eat.’ It applies across the board with all lifeforms. In the US Honeybees have been suffering horribly from CCD and a load of other conditions, not least stress … Continue reading

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