Tag Archives: Pesticides

BeeConnected – crop spraying alerts for UK beekeepers

In the UK, September heralds the start of a new crop spraying season and while the moratorium on neonicotinoids is still in place, other insecticides are still in use. The code for best agricultural practice calls for farmers to notify … Continue reading

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Pesticide-related confusion in pollinators and politicians — by Stirling Conservation Science

By Penelope Whitehorn of Stirling Conservation Science – “I arrived confused about this topic and I will leave as confused as ever.” This was the parting comment from the only MP in the room and not the outcome we were … Continue reading

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Wisdom from an old beekeeper – especially on varroa

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Ron Hoskins, who has been keeping bees since 1943 (over 70 years!). He has been on the BBKA executive committee, trained lots of new beekeepers, and is well known, firstly, for his conservation … Continue reading

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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

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Avaaz petition – 48 hours to ban bee killers

Avaaz – 48 hours to ban bee killers – click here to sign the online petition to the European Commission about pesticides.

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Information on Neonicotinoid Pesticides and Bees

Hi All, I have been dragging my heels on this issue for ages because of difficulties getting a post onto this site. All sorted out now though thanks to Paul and a good search of the territory to see how … Continue reading

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Pollinatorone’s wider concerns

As a member of the human race we store and seek information like the Honey Bee gathering pollen and nectar, so Bee Keeping -relates to Natural Bee Keeping relates to Habitat preservation/forming, relates to all the farming methods and usages … Continue reading

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