Here’s a pretty well written artcle just out on the bee loss situation, The Plight of the Honeybee. More and more, the alternative press is getting the story mostly right, but the powers that be show absolutely no sign that they are going to change their behavior, and we continue to get nothing but excuses and evasions. Worse, it looks like they intend to ignore the criticism of clothianidin and it’s failure to be properly registered and instead will arrogantly repeat their performance with sulfoxaflor. And just to add to the mix I had a bear show up Saturday in a beeyard that is miles from the foothills and has been in place for over 30 years. If this keeps up it could get discouraging.
Tom Theobald’s Corner