Tag: bees

Beyond Neonics: New Study Shows Glyphosate Also Major Threat to World’s Honey Bee Population

  By Jon Queally While it has been widely established by the scientific community that the class of pesticides known as  neonicotinoids (or neonics) have had devastating impacts on honey bees and other pollinators, new research shows that Monsanto’s glyphosate—the world’s most widely used chemical weed-killer—is also extremely…

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Canada Bans Bee-Killing Neonics While US Moves Backward

By Jessica Corbett While the Trump administration recently moved to roll back a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides in U.S. wildlife refuges, conservationists are celebrating Canada “for recognizing the overwhelming body of scientific evidence on neonics and phasing out these dangerous pesticides.” SEE: Trump Reverses Ban On GMOs And Bee-Killing Pesticides In…

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Trump Reverses Ban on GMOs and Bee-Killing Pesticides in Refuges

By Jessica Corbett While regulators in other regions of the world have recently worked to ban bee-poisoning pesticides called neonicotinoids that scientists have long warned could cause an “ecological armageddon,” the Trump administration just reversed an Obama-era policy that had outlawed the use of neonics and genetically modified crops in…

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4 Widely Used Neonicotinoid Pesticides Harm Bees This Study Shows

WASHINGTON – Four commonly used neonicotinoid pesticides can harm bees and other pollinators, according to a new analysis by California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation. The study found that current approved uses of the “neonics” on crops like tomatoes, berries, almonds, corn and oranges exposes bees to levels…

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French Beekeepers Go After Bayer After Glyphosate Found in Honey

By Brandon Turbeville, Natural Blaze “I’m not going to be like everyone else, I’m going to file suit against Monsanto” A beekeeping cooperative in northern France has filed a legal complaint against Bayer, the German chemical giant that recently merged with Monsanto after finding traces of glyphosate in their…

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Irish Bumblebee Populations Hit Record 6-Year Low, Threatened With Extinction

By Brandon Turbeville, Natural Blaze As bee populations continue to decline the world over, even more bad news is headed our way. According to numbers recorded in 2017, Irish bumblebee populations were at the lowest level since monitoring began six years earlier. The results indicated a relative marked loss…

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Honeybee Death Survey Masks True Scale of Pollinator Crisis

Current Administration Putting Profits Ahead of Bees WASHINGTON – The Bee Informed Partnership released results on May 23, 2018 of its annual survey of honeybee colony losses. Beekeepers reported 40.1 percent bee colony losses between April 2017 and April 2018. However, these numbers only represent 6.6 percent…

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Scientists Will Now Kill More Bees to Get Their Bacteria…To Help the Bees

  By Heather Callaghan, Natural Blaze Probiotics are a Bandage on Colony Collapse Disorder But Cause More Problems – while they have been shown to help bees withstand threats like fungal infection and pesticides – is it worth the price bees pay? Previously, commercial probiotics have helped…

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EU Bans Bee-Killing Pesticides in Huge Win for Pollinators

By Jessica Corbett The European Union on Friday voted to ban agricultural pesticides that are harmful to bees and which scientists have warned could have a broader impact on the global food chain. Faced with mounting scientific evidence that bee-poisoningneonicotinoids, or neonics, could cause an “ecological armageddon,” European regulators…

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Young Hive Bees Poisoned By Insecticides Gathered By Addled Forager Bees

  By Brandon Turbeville, Natural Blaze New research in both Europe and the United States has demonstrated yet another disturbing link between insecticides known as neonicotinoids and their adverse effects on honey bees. Prior to the research, which was conducted at the University of Buenos Aires by Carolina Gonalons…

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