Help get the Beekeeping Merit Badge Reinstated
Support Boy Scout Christopher Stowell in his quest to get the beekeeping merit badge reinstated.
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The impact of crop pesticides on honeybee colonies is unlikely to cause colony collapse, according to a paper in the journal Science. More research is now needed to predict the impact of widely-used agricultural insecticides, called neonicotinoids, on honeybee populations. … Continue reading
A swath of farmland around a giant nickel and cobalt mine in Madagascar has been contaminated by pesticides that have wiped out local bee populations, a group of farmers claimed Tuesday. 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
According to a report by Mike McCarthy, environment editor of the U.K.-based Independent, the lead researcher at the USDA’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 – but with reservations about its effectiveness. Read more
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. That’s the … 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.
The mysterious 4-year-old crisis of disappearing honeybees is deepening. A quick federal survey indicates a heavy bee die-off this winter, while a new study shows honeybees’ pollen and hives laden with pesticides. Read more
A U.S. District Judge from Manhattan has banned the sale of spirotetramat, a pesticide produced by Bayer CropScience. Read more
The US justice system sided with nature this week in decision to forbid the sale of a dangerous pesticide known as spirotetramat after January 15, 2010. This toxin was sold under the trade name of Movento and Ultor. Read more