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EPA knew pesticides were killing honeybees in the 1970s but punished those who spoke out

9/26/2014 - For decades, top officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (PEA) were aware that a compound approved for agricultural use in the United States was wiping out the honeybee population, but they chose to ignore the compound's effects in deference to pressure from agri-giant corporations. Worse,...

Groundbreaking study shows that Roundup causes honeybees to starve

9/7/2014 - When honeybees come into contact with glyphosate, the primary active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, they lose their ability to eat and have a much harder time learning how to forage properly. These are among the many shock findings of a recent study published in The Journal of Experimental...

Neonicotinoids and pyrazoles are killing off honeybees, scientists discover

8/26/2014 - New insights into how crop chemicals are annihilating honeybees have emerged out of Brazil, where researchers say they've identified the mechanics behind bee-killing pesticides like fipronil (pyrazoles) and imidacloprid (neonicotinoids). A study published in the journal Environmental Toxicology and...

Confirmed: Neonicotinoids are collapsing honeybee colonies

5/29/2014 - The hypothesis that neonicotinoid insecticides are the primary factor responsible for the ongoing collapse of honeybee colonies has been strengthened in a study conducted by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Worcester County Beekeepers Association, and published in the Bulletin...

Neonicotinoid pesticides harm honeybees while failing to improve crop yields

4/27/2014 - The immune systems of honeybees are being compromised. Bees are being slaughtered in droves. Piles of these pollinators are gathered by the handfuls at farms across the Western Hemisphere. This isn't a small-scale problem that the bee populations can easily adapt to and overcome. This has been a growing...

The story of honeybees and their importance in sustaining life

7/14/2013 - They are an amazing and highly beneficial insect species that quite literally underpins the sustenance of life as we know it on planet earth. But honeybees are increasingly threatened by an onslaught of harmful influences, not the least of which includes the perpetuation of industrial agriculture and...

Food supply threatened by pesticides that kill bees: Honey and almonds are at risk

4/8/2013 - Two studies have found that the pesticide neonicotinoid, used since 1990, is contributing to killing the honeybees needed for pollination of our food crops. Our food supply is reliant on bees to pollinate the crops. They contribute to $15 billion worth of our food supply. In fact, it's estimated that...

Loss of wild pollinators hurting food security

3/14/2013 - The world's crops are being placed at increasing risk due to declines in populations of wild pollinators, and the problem cannot be solved merely by increased reliance on honeybees, according to a study conducted by an international research team and published in the journal Science. "Our study demonstrates...

Cell phone towers may be ultimate cause of honeybee population collapse

5/16/2011 - It's one of the signs of the approaching food collapse our world will soon be facing: Honeybees are disappearing at a truly alarming rate all around the world. Up to 30 percent of the honeybee population is collapsing in North America every year, and there's no end in sight to "the silence of the bees." Honeybees,...

Honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder caused by virus? Get ready for honeybee vaccines

10/8/2010 - A group of biologists claims they've found the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder -- the devastating but mysterious phenomenon of rapidly disappearing honeybees. According to their research, published in PLoS One, the population collapse is caused by the combination of a virus and a fungus (Iridovirus...

Honeybees are Protectors of Humanity and Guardians of the Planet

6/1/2010 - Albert Einstein once said, "If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man." Through their production of an elite class of superfoods and around-the-clock pollination...

Beekeeping Practices are Killing Honeybees, Part I

1/30/2010 - It`s a troubling and little-known fact. Today`s beekeepers use herbicides, fungicides and insecticides in and around beehives. They say they have no choice. Honeybees increasingly suffer from disease and parasites, forcing their keepers to fight back with powerful chemicals. But modern beekeeping practices...

Beekeeping Practices are Killing Honeybees, Part II

1/30/2010 - It`s a troubling and little-known fact. Today`s beekeepers use herbicides, fungicides and insecticides in and around beehives. They say they have no choice. Honeybees increasingly suffer from disease and parasites, forcing their keepers to fight back with powerful chemicals. But modern beekeeping practices...

Honeybee Collapse Strikes Japan, Up to Fifty Percent of Honeybees Gone…

4/28/2009 - For the first time, Japan has been hit with a large-scale collapse of honeybee populations like that experienced in other countries around the world. "There have been small-scale honeybee losses for many years, but a massive collapse like they had in the U.S. is very unusual," said Kiyoshi Kimura...

Honeybee Colony Collapse to Devastate Food Companies, Result in Food Scarcity

5/12/2008 - The ongoing phenomenon of mysterious honeybee deaths is starting to raise alarm in the food industry, which depends heavily on bees to pollinate many critical crops. "Honeybee health and sustainable pollination is a major issue facing American agriculture that is threatening our food supply and endangering...

The Truth About Honeybees Provide Clues to Their Disappearance

1/24/2008 - Honeybees are disappearing. Searching for likely causes leads us to find out about adulterated honey, poison in beehives and other shocking realities that few of us recognize. By now you've probably heard of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). It sounds bad and it is. When a hive is affected by CCD, the...

Breakthrough honeybee drugs to treat Colony Collapse Disorder (satire)

5/18/2007 - Following the mysterious, accelerating collapse of honeybees across North America and Europe -- a condition dubbed "Colony Collapse Disorder" -- ConPfuzer, a top pharmaceutical company, has announced a new, patented medication designed to treat the disorder by drugging honeybees with psychotropic chemicals....

Mysterious collapse of honeybee populations threatens national food supply

3/21/2007 - The honeybee population in the United States is currently suffering a devastating collapse. Honeybees are flying off in search of pollen and nectar and simply never returning to their colonies. Have they all been kidnapped by mad beekeepers, or is something more frightening occurring with the pollinators...

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