As bee populations continue to dwindle, concerns about what will happen after one of the world’s most important pollinators vanish without a trace are running high.
Pesticides Are Harming Bees — But Not Everywhere, Major New Study Shows
by Dan Charles NPR
A beekeeper in Minnesota has won a round against the EPA in a lawsuit over insecticides implicated in the decline of honeybees and other wild insects.
A federal judge in California ruled this week that, in doing a regular review of the pesticides, the EPA failed to consider the potential impact of neonicotinoids on insects on the federal Endangered Species list, as required by law.
Bees are dying at alarming rates worldwide – and because bees are responsible for roughly one in every three bites of food we eat, we’re all in trouble. That’s why we’re calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to act NOW to protect them.
Amanda Froelich, March 6, 2016
Life without bees isn’t life at all. Seriously, have you considered just how empty supermarkets would be if the tiny, bumbling insects went extinct?
Beyond Pesticides January 25, 2016
Aldi Süd, the German supermarket chain with stores in the U.S., has become the first major European retailer to ban pesticides toxic to bees, including the neonicotinoids imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam, from fruits and vegetables produced for their stores.
Ariana Marisol, December 18, 2015
The tireless work of bees is one of the main reasons for the possibility of human development on earth. Without them, our planet would be a lot different and the conditions for human development may not have existed.
health freedom alliance, 2015
On Wednesday, a researcher with the United States Department of Agriculture filed a whistleblower complaint alleging his supervisors suspended him in retaliation for his research on pesticides.
>strong><h5><p>By Elizabeth Preston, September 1, 2015
Mary Poppins taught us that a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down. A bumblebee’s favorite sugary drink may already be laced with medicine. And bees seem to dose themselves with medicinal nectar when they’re suffering from a gut full of parasites.</strong><h5><p/>
If you’re as disturbed about the declining bee population as I am, you’re probably wondering (or maybe already know) what is causing their decline?