The wheels are coming off the wagon in Australia. For more than a decade the chemical companies’ excuse for the massive worldwide bee losses has been varroa, varroa, varroa, and Australia was trumpeted as a success story, an example of the safe use of neonicotinoids. Australia is the last continent without varroa, and the chemical company line was “Look at Australia, neonicotinoids are being used widely and the bees and beekeepers are doing just fine.” Well, once again no surprise that they were just lying to us, as this Neonicotinoid View interview with Australian beekeepers Jeffrey Gibbs clearly shows.
Tom Theobald’s Corner
November 1 @ 6:00 pm