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Australian beekeeper Jeffrey Gibbs

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 … Continue reading

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South Carolina bee kill no accident

The bee kill in South Carolina is getting a lot of press, and in most stories is being characterized as “an accident.” This was no accident. Naled is an organophosphate. It is highly toxic to bees. Aerial application is the … Continue reading

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More on neonicotinoids in Australia

“In Australia neonicotinoids are everywhere. In my opinion Australian Beekeepers are being used as a massive field test on neonicotinoids. Australia is a worldwide excuse for insecticide companies who are blaming Varroa mite for bee colony collapse overseas and claiming that … Continue reading

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New rules/same old rules

Reread this article posted in my last post.  Then read this one, Minnesota’s new neonic rules pretty much same old rules. The new article raises some legitimate questions which will be influenced by whatever further steps Minnesota may or may not take. … Continue reading

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Minnesota’s step to control neonics: What will it really accomplish?

Minnesota has taken a step to control neonics – Seeking to reverse bee decline, Dayton orders limits on pesticide use – and it has the support of many leading Minnesota beekeepers who have been working on this, but what will it really … Continue reading

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