Author Archives: Tom Theobald

Bees, Pesticides and Politics presented by Professor Dave Goulson

Although 3 years old, this is an excellent lecture on the neonicotinoids and their effects.

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Loss of our common asset – a healthy environment

While this The Hill article  is nearly 3 years old, Pesticide seed coatings: No good for farmers and bees, it surfaced again recently and is even more pertinent today. In part, it is a strong critique of the Obama task force … Continue reading

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We don’t have regulators, we have enablers

Here is an article about a new study conducted by the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides and covered by Canada’s Globe and Mail that calls into question the effectiveness of neonicotinoid pesticides: Study disputes popular pesticides’ effectiveness.   The new … Continue reading

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Neonics pervasive in the Great Lakes tributaries

Here is an article about the most recent paper on widespread environmental contamination with neonicotinoids, Controversial insecticides pervasive in Great Lakes tributaries.  This is by the US Geologic Survey, which has been taking a lead in these assessments for the past … Continue reading

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Graham White’s interview in Acres U.S.A.

I think most of you new beekeepers, and probably many of the older ones as well, have been drawn to bees not only for the fascinating window into the natural world they offer, but because you are aware of the … Continue reading

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