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Pesticides Killed Bees in Minnesota , Analysis Shows

Environment  (tags: bees, wild lbees, pesticides, die-offs, agriculture, protection, animalwelfare, world, protection, land mine detection, world )

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An investigation revealed pesticides are to blame for local bee deaths

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Rose Becke (141)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 2:56 pm
Save our Bees

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 3:06 pm
When will these companies take notice that pesticides are killing the bees off

Jonathan Smithsonian (3)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 3:55 pm

Jason S (50)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 5:52 pm
Good posting, thanks

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 6:57 pm
Thank you! We need petitions to the EPA and the government to ban the use of bee killing pesticides. There are environmentally safe methods for protecting crops. (n, p, t)

Past Member (0)
Friday October 11, 2013, 12:55 am
There is a worrying aspect to this if the infected bees are carrying these toxic pesticides back to their hives then it's reasonable to believe that these toxins find there way into the honey which is ithen ingested by humans thereby affecting their health.We need more bees and less insecticides.

Friday October 11, 2013, 1:49 am

Cathe romano (52)
Friday October 11, 2013, 4:27 am
Must agree with Alfred. There are other ways to control bees without poison, but there probably isn't any money in it.

Azaima A (207)
Friday October 11, 2013, 5:44 am
let's do all we can to stop monsanto

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday October 11, 2013, 5:47 am

Judith E (402)
Friday October 11, 2013, 6:00 am
The bee population everywhere has dwindled because of the use of pesticides. Ceasing the use of these toxins is the only way to stop their decline. Since pollination is the root of so many plant based food sources that would not exist without it, we must do something about this NOW. As stewards of the planet, man has been steadily destroying rather than protecting it. Until pesticides all around are "bee friendly" or are off the market, public awareness on the careful use of them is paramount. These hives were affected because of carelessness. Honey is produced by bee farms for the most part, and is safe. The real risk to the future is what will happen if we lose our bees and pollination stops.

Past Member (0)
Friday October 11, 2013, 6:02 am
No more chemical weapons causing unnecessary killings

Past Member (0)
Friday October 11, 2013, 6:09 am
Pure Idiocrasim

Past Member (0)
Friday October 11, 2013, 6:13 am
the use of insecticides and pesticides is so pervasive that the average consumer has NO idea that the beautiful flower, plant, shrub, tree has been coated. Not unlike the livestock industry using hormones to give the impression of healthier gods that are then consumed by folks increasing health crisis

Tanya W (65)
Friday October 11, 2013, 6:58 am
Pesticides kill indescriminently. Bees are our Saviours in nature - we must offer protection.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Friday October 11, 2013, 7:33 am
I wonder if it's the people who spray against mosquitoes.

Sue L (63)
Friday October 11, 2013, 7:41 am
We have more than enough proof that insecticides are killing bees. let's work together to change that and save the bees.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Friday October 11, 2013, 9:07 am
Tell us something we didn't already know besides wasting taxpayers money on an investigation.

. (0)
Friday October 11, 2013, 9:57 am

Rekha S (0)
Friday October 11, 2013, 11:24 am
This is truly terrible, people don't realize how important and precious bees are.

Vita P (40)
Friday October 11, 2013, 12:10 pm
Analysis shows the most incredible things!!!!!...(which common sense has figured out long ago!!...)
Thank you for posting.

Malgorzata Z (200)
Friday October 11, 2013, 12:13 pm
na szczęście u nas zabroniono korzystania z pestycydów

Michela M (3964)
Friday October 11, 2013, 12:17 pm


Gene Jacobson (290)
Friday October 11, 2013, 12:23 pm
This is the University of Minnesota's daily paper, a remarkable thing for a college campus. That pesticide would seem likely to be used on or near new construction to keep insects away while new houses are being built but also as a routine treatment around existing structures to keep them insect free. There are many places, Univerity dormitories among them, that routinely spray for bugs (bed bugs have made a reappearance) and college students are not necessarily known for their housekeeping skills. So annual, or more often sprayings happen in dorms, apartment buildings, rental properties of all kinds, offices and no one is thinking of the long term effects. Or caring. But we most certainly should be.

Marija M (29)
Friday October 11, 2013, 12:30 pm
noted, tks for posting

kate K (481)
Friday October 11, 2013, 1:16 pm
Noted too. So sad!!!

Past Member (0)
Friday October 11, 2013, 2:02 pm
Einstein said if the bees go humans have 4 yrs left so mankind is stupid if he does not stop killing the bees with pesticides

Michela M (3964)
Friday October 11, 2013, 2:56 pm

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Nimue Michelle P (339)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 3:45 am
Humans are SO stupid! If we don't save the bees, the sharks and the worms, we will all DIE.

s.parameswaran Shanmugam (11)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 9:37 am
bad news

A. Cailia W (39)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 8:25 am
This should be common sense, but so many people don't stop to think, or ask questions, before buying chemical fertilizers and pesticides for their gardens or our crops. Our society is built on action without information, and profit over sustainability, which is why we have to content with GMOs, pesticides, dirty oil and other environmental dangers that are as harmful to us and to the world around us. We need to spread the word to everyone who will listen and push for better, cleaner, healthier alternatives. It's the only way things will change. Hopefully, they change before it is too late.

Manuela Gewert (88)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 6:12 am
Das ist so schlimm, da bekommt man Angst!

Kyle N (1)
Tuesday June 17, 2014, 1:30 am
You only have to look at one thing.. Soybean Aphids!!! Find a way within the soybean (GMO) that will allow the plant to resist or repel the insect. The Soybean Aphid is the entire reason for the bee, monarch issue. It just happens to be poor timing among the 3. soybeans are flowering near same time the aphid population gets out of control (250 per plant) at which point they must be sprayed to control them. At no other point do farmers use an insecticide.

Kyle N (1)
Wednesday June 18, 2014, 2:28 am
It doesn't matter if soybeans are the current GMO, NON GMO or the rare case Organic, all have to spray for the soybean aphids to protect their crop, the bee just happens to be one of many non target insects that fall. Cities are also at fault for keeping mosquito's under control. what kills mosquito's also kills bees. The big difference, Farmers only spray absolutely if needed, not blindly like cities do to control mosquito's.
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