Help get the Beekeeping Merit Badge Reinstated
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Category Archives: Diseases and pesticides
Driven by trade interest, EU is pushing Endosulfan for POP listing Elimination of Endosulfan is expected to severely impact pollination and Indiaâ€™s farming Read more
AN OPPOSITION MP has called on the Government to do more to stem the decline of bee numbers in the UK. In a letter to Defra, Martin Caton, the Labour MP for Gower, suggested that a group of systemic pesticides … Continue reading
Ecologist Colin Henderson co-authored a study that may have identified the cause of the honeybee illness that has plagued U.S. bees since 2006. Henderson, 59, is an associate professor of biology at the University of Montana. He and colleagues there … Continue reading
According to a report by Mike McCarthy, environment editor of the U.K.-based Independent, the lead researcher at the USDAâ€™s very own Bee Research Laboratory completed research two years ago suggesting that even extremely low levels of exposure to neonicotinoids makes … Continue reading
Beekeepers across Kent have welcomed news of a breakthrough in the fight against the blood-sucking varroa mite parasite â€“ but with reservations about its effectiveness. Read more
Genetically engineering varroa mites to self destruct is no solution for New Zealand beekeepers, says the Soil and Health Association Read more
Since 2006, 20 to 40 percent of the bee colonies in the United States alone have suffered â€œcolony collapse.â€ Suspected culprits ranged from pesticides to genetically modified food. Now, a unique partnership â€” of military scientists and entomologists â€” appears … Continue reading
Honeybees, bumblebees and many other insects are being slowly poisoned to death by persistent insecticides used to protect agricultural crops. Small doses of the toxic chemicals accumulate over time, meaning that there is no safe level of exposure. Thatâ€™s the … Continue reading
A British beekeeper has been working on creating a new strain of honeybee resistant to the varroa mite, a prime suspect in colony collapse disorder (CCD), and it looks like he’s hit a high note after 18 years of careful … Continue reading
Monsanto Co (MON.N) has agreed to pay a $2.5 million fine for misbranding biotech cotton seeds in what regulators called the largest settlement of its kind for violating U.S. insecticide law.