Glyphosate and Acetamiprid Have Relatively Low Toxicity for Honey Bees
40 insecticides and miticides, one herbicide (Roundup), and one fungicide were tested in field studies with honey bees, and the results were....complicated.
Add Sunspots to the List of Possible Causes of Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder
In 2006 a phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) emerged. Beekeepers and scientists noticed that large numbers of adult honey bees were leaving their hives and failing to return, which […]
U.S. Beekeepers Lost 23% of Colonies Last Winter; Scientists Recommend Treating Bees for Varroa Mites
According to a national survey of honey bee colony losses conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership, the Apiary Inspectors of America, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. beekeepers lost […]
Neonicotinoids Barely Found in Pollen of Seed-treated Plants
By Richard Levine Neonicotinoids (or neonics for short) are a class of pesticide that has been popular with corn, cotton, canola, and soybean farmers for years. Instead of spraying pesticides […]