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Bee Die-Offs Worsened By Winter, Pesticides

Animals  (tags: Bee, Honey, Winter )

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The mysterious 4-year-old crisis of disappearing honeybees is deepening. A quick federal survey indicates a heavy bee die-off this winter, while a new study shows honeybees' pollen and hives laden with pesticides.


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Tierney G (381)
Friday March 26, 2010, 7:44 am
This is so terrible and does appear to be getting worse. i keep thinking Monsanto has much to with this also. Genetic engineering of plants with pesticides and herbicides and the genes carry it to the fowers. I do know that Bayer has made some potent systemic insecticides in the past one with a chemical so potent it can fill a tree with 1/16 of a teaspoon to a gallon of water. Now that is potent! Thanks Ultimate

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 4:30 pm
We cannot afford to lose the bees like this!!! Sad too they die like this...noted with thanks.

Shirley S (187)
Sunday April 4, 2010, 5:12 pm
This is a terrible problem that scientists must solve. I feel sad when I find a drowned bee in our pool on occasions

Alison A (244)
Monday April 5, 2010, 1:37 pm
A bee flew past my niece yesterday and she squirmed, my brother explained to her that it was great to see that bee flying around doing his stuff and briefly told her how important they were.

More people should understand and explain to their children that bees are not 'pests' and that they perform a very important role in this world, like many creatures do.

Although pesticides are not the only problem, this would be the best place to start.

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Wednesday April 7, 2010, 3:32 pm
As a beekeeper, I am very glad that they have identified nicotene based pesticides as the primary culprit in Colony Collapse Disorder. Now we should petition the Department of Agriculture to ban the importation of these pesticides into the United States.
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