The Task Force on Systemic Pesticides provides comprehensive, independent analysis to inform more rapid & improved decisions on the use of systemic pesticides & their impact on biodiversity & ecosystems. This video highlights the recent Worldwide Integrated Assessment report on the use of neonicotinoids and its effect on biodiversity and ecosystems.
In an attempt to prevent further insect deaths, bee-proof netting will be used to cover the 55 European linden trees in a Target parking lot in Wilsonville, where an estimated 25,000 bees were found dead this week.
Oregon Public Broadcasting
Scott Hoffman Black, executive director of the Xerces Society, said he has confirmed the thousands of dead bees found Monday in a Wilsonville parking lot died from pesticide poisoning.
An estimated 25,000 bumblebees have been found dead in a Target parking lot in Wilsonville since Saturday, the largest known incident of bumblebee deaths in the United States, according to the Xerces Society. Preliminary information suggests pesticides may be at fault.
Colony collapse disorder, which can extinguish entire colonies of bees, has been slowly chipping away at production of a long list of crops we often take for granted. In California, in one year alone, 2007-2008, honeybee populations decreased by 29%.
The most recent onset of Colony Collapse Disorder was followed immediately by a thorough collection of scientific publications investigating the disease hypothesis. Potentially important findings focused on viral (Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus and an …
Pretty surprising, but many hotels are giving a home to the species – so threatened by colony collapse – as they provide fresh, local honey to their guests, to satisfy their increasing hunger for locally sourced foods. Many of the beehives are on the …
You may have heard about colony collapse disorder and other bee-related problems. But what’s a problem for bees is a problem for people, too. “The biggest issue is that bees are involved in almost everything we eat,” Taylor said.
Therefore it also seems unlikely that neonicotinoids are responsible, at least on their own, for so-called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), in which whole hives suddenly expire. The sublethal effects are more interesting. We’re talking here about a …
but honeybees are under attack, victims of colony collapse disorder where they disappear from hyphens and now this. >> normally, in the spring, do you see this many dead bodies ? >> some of the bees are incapacitates or stunned.
There’s little question that pesticides play a role in the malady known as colony collapse disorder, in which whole colonies of honeybees leave their hives abruptly and never return. Most experts would say pesticides are among a host of …
The phenomenon, known as Colony Collapse Disorder, is a crisis that could have worldwide impact on what we eat. Denise Breyley, a local forager for Whole Foods Market, is hoping to bring awareness to the problem by teaming up with kindergarteners at …
MarketWatch (press release)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 11, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — BeesFree, Inc. (OBB:BEES) reports that last night’s news report by Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News highlighted the potential devastating effects of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).
by Zain Iqbal If you haven’t yet heard the latest on Colony Collapse Disorder, a sudden and mysterious disappearance of perfectly healthy honeybees from their hives, then read these rather chilling pieces from Boing Boing and Time.
How A Honeybee Collapse Could Affect Our Food Supply
Last week I wrote a piece about the worrying phenomenon of Colony Collapse Disorder, a complicated problem that is decimating bee populations worldwide, and the theorized role of aa group of pesticides, the neonicotinoids, sold by the agrochemical …