July 29, 2015
Don’t Bee-lieve Fearmongering About A ‘Beepocalypse’
By Julia A. Seymour, Assistant Managing Editor for the MRC's Business and Media Institute.
July 20, 2015
The ABCs — agriculture, bees and collaboration — drive optimism
By Barbara P. Glenn, CEO of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
July 6, 2015
Junk science = garbage policy
June 3, 2015
Opinion: Pollinator Decisions Should Be Based on Science - Not Hype
Sue McCrum, president of American Agri-Women, provides commentary on the National Pollinator plan and status of honey bees.
June 3, 2015
Michelle Obama Highlights Pollinators During Garden Harvest
The White House announced its Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
, which aims to reverse the decline of pollinators, including bees and monarch butterflies. The White House is collaborating with the National Pollinator Garden Network to challenge the country to reach the goal of 1 million additional pollinator gardens by the end of 2016.
June 3, 2015
A Smelling Bee?
New research, led by Michigan State University and published in Biology Letters, revealed that Varroa mites, “the most serious threat to honey bees worldwide,” are able to infest hives by mimicking the scent of bees. The mites originally infested Asian honey bees, and later adapted to mimic European honey bees too.
May 26, 2015
EFSA Calls for New Information on Neonicotinoid Effects on Bees
Two years after restricting neonicotinoids, the European Food Safety Authority is now requesting new information on the pesticides from “national authorities, research institutions, industry and other interested parties.”
May 22, 2015
"Backyard and Wildlife: What you can do to protect bees"
The News & Observer
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The USDA recently released its Honey Report
, which stated that honey production in the U.S. increased 19 percent in 2014 and that honey bee colonies increased by 100,000 or 4 percent. That’s good news according to Bayer Bee Care research manager Dick Rogers. Check out his blog post
. Also read an article in the Huffington Post
Bloomberg ran a story about a new study released
finding that honey bee colonies were not seriously affected by neonicotinoids when label instructions are followed. The story affirms that multiple factors affect bee health and cites Bee Care Project Manager Becky Langer.
Bee Death Study Clears Bayer’s Insecticide as Sole Cause
An article about a bee forage presentation by Marla Spivak, University of Minnesota.
Marla Spivak: To grasp our bees' plight and prospects, stay focused on food
Articles published in the Financial Post that challenged the Ontario, Canada, government and Sierra Club of Canada's neonicotinoid position.
Junk Science Week 2015: The big bee scare
Junk Science Week 2015: Government honey for beekeepers
Junk Science Week 2015: Big bucks for Sierra in big bee scare
Beekeepers Going Extinct?
“We're not worried about the bees going extinct. We’re worried about the beekeepers going extinct.”
Dennis van Engelsdorp, bee researcher, University of Maryland, in a recent Wall Street Journal online article about the increasing numbers of beekeepers considering early retirement or being forced out of business by rising costs.
Bee Populations Increasing!
“Contrary to what some environmental activist groups are claiming, data… shows that bee populations even in intensely farmed areas of the world are increasing rather than rapidly decreasing.”
A story from AGProfessional examining historical data of bee populations in various parts of the world.