Author Archives: Tom Theobald

A Bug’s Death

On a cold winter day this past week I was in my Honey House doing a run of hand dipped beeswax candles. In the background I could hear the radio, tuned to the Public Radio station. Because I was an … Continue reading

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Massive insect decline

Below you will find links to a very significant paper on the massive decline of insect life. You can read this news report, Massive insect decline could have catastrophic environmental impact, for a condensed explanation of the paper.  For those … Continue reading

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Discussion livens as colony losses are revealed

As commercial beekeepers begin moving their colonies into the almonds in California, high colony losses are being revealed and the discussion as to the causes has livened. The corporate story is that the primary cause is the varroa mites, but … Continue reading

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Richard Coy on dicamba

June Stoyer and I interviewed Richard Coy in 2017 about the problems he was having with dicamba. This was about the time the EPA was assuring the beekeepers and everyone else that “we expect there will be no adverse impacts … Continue reading

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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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