Tag: bees

Honey Bees

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Colony Collapse Disorder. Honey Bee Decline. Imidacloprid. Pollinator Decline.¬†Varroa destructors. Mites. Honey Bee Stress. Kim Flottum. Marla Spivak. John Bryden. These all refer to the overwhelming problems facing honey bees and other pollinators such as butterflies and humming birds. Studies indicate the loss of these essential creatures is accelerating due to a perfect storm of […]

Honey Bee Update

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The honey bee population has been in decline for several years. Some say it is due to the varroa mite. Others claim it is the result of pesticides. Still others cite the cause as stress on the immune system due to overuse of the bees. The decline in population is not just a US phenomenon. […]

Pollinator Decline

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This is worth a separate post! Boy Scout Christopher Stowell is working to bring back the Beekeeping Merit Badge. Right now he’s got an online petition Anything that helps keep the pollinator count up is a good thing. Please take the time to help him out.

Pollinator Research

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Several months ago I wrote about the disappearing honey bee. Today CNN reports that a British consortium has committed up to $14.5 million in research grants to scientists investigating the disappearance of pollinators in Britain. (This is a worldwide problem and scientists are working to solve this mystery here in the US and in Europe, […]