I feel like the bugle is blowing and the cavalry is coming over the hill … finally.
There was a congressional briefing by the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) yesterday that included several speakers focusing on bees. The report from the ABC is very condeming and confirms much of what beekeepers have been saying for several years. Read Birds, Bees, And Aquatic Life Threatened … for a summary. Here is the agenda from the congressional briefing on the impacts of pesticides on birds, bees and broader ecosystems. Here is the ABC’s 100-page report, The Impact of the Nation’s Most Widely Used Insecticides on Birds.