22 Mar '12, 3pm

Beekeepers urge EPA ban on pesticide toxic to honeybees #bees

22 Mar 2012: Beekeepers Urge U.S. Ban On Pesticide Toxic to Honeybees A coalition of commercial beekeepers and environmental groups is urging U.S. regulators to suspend the use of a pesticide they say may be contributing to a sharp decline in honeybee populations. In a petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the group called for a ban on clothianidin, which belongs In Berlin, Bringing Bees Back to the Heart of the City In Germany’s capital — and in cities as diverse as Hong Kong and Chicago — raising bees on rooftops and in small gardens has become increasingly popular, as urban beekeepers find they can reconnect with nature and maybe even make a profit. READ THE e360 REPORT to a class of chemicals that disrupts the central nervous system of insects. Some researchers say the chemicals — known as neonicotinoids — make the insects more vulnerable to pathogens b...

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organicconsumers.org 22 Mar '12, 5pm

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Beekeepers to EPA: We’re running out of time

Beekeepers to EPA: We’re running out of time

grist.org 29 Mar '12, 5pm

Beekeepers have seen average population losses of around 30 percent every year since 2006. (Photo by Enrique Lara.) Beekee...