Author Archives: Tom Theobald

Beekeeping Today Podcast: The Problem with Neonicotinoids

I did a “Beekeeping Today” podcast for Kim Flottum and Bee Culture last week and it just came out, The Problem with Neonicotinoids.  It traces my involvement with the neonic issue from  the beginning up to the present and it … Continue reading

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David Goulson on the Neonics: Driving Declines in Biodiversity

Dave Goulson is one of the most articulate voices we have on the issues of environmental poisoning with pesticides.  Take a few minutes and watch this video interview of Professor Goulson. As important as the bees are, the environmental damage … Continue reading

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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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