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Concerns grow for future of wild honey bees

Posted by seumasach on May 9, 2009

The disappearance of wild bees isn’t particularly suggestive of a pesticide connection. Nor is this “let’s have more research to show why it’s pesticides” a particularly scientific approach. It’s a disappointing one from the Moray beekeepers who are perfectly aware of the EM radiation hypothesis as this article by beekeeper, Marion Lang, shows. I would have thought political correctness a scant compensation for the disaster we’ve got coming to us and that the failure of the experts to produce a coherent explanation for CCD was a good reason to consider all possibilities.

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Is CCD Caused by Pesticides?

The Press and Journal

5th May, 2009

Moray beekeepers are calling for further research into pesticides amid concerns they may threaten the existence of the honey bee species.

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Is CCD caused by pesticides?

Posted by seumasach on March 29, 2009


Judging from this extract from a Spanish study on CCD, the answer is no. Note that this Spanish team has been studying CCD since 1999, years before it officially came into existence.

From CCD: Considerations on its origin

Depopulation and treatment of sunflower seeds with pesticides


The toxicity of certain pesticides  is the cause most often cited for bee losses. For the last six years we have studied the possible effects of certain pesticides such as imidaclopride(Gaucho) or fipronil(Regent), used in the treatment of sunflower seeds and the link to hive populations, following concerns in the sector about their use. Read the rest of this entry »

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