For those of you who are planning to go to the State Beekeepers Meeting in Silt on June 16, there is undoubtedly going to be a lot of discussion about bee losses. Go prepared with knowledge. This link will take you to Pesticides and Honey Bees: State of the Science (PDF), released two weeks ago by the Pesticide Action Network, complied by co-director Heather Pilatic. And for those who don’t plan to go, this is still a must-read document if these losses concern you and you are trying to understand what we do and do not know up to this point.
Tom Theobald’s Corner