By , on January 26th, 2012

Routes of Pesticide Exposure for Honey Bees Living Near Agricultural Fields

In the January 2012 issue of PLoS One, an online science journal, a report is published that describes in more detail the routes of exposure for honey bees for neonicotinoid insecticides, which are widely used and highly toxic …

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By , on September 30th, 2011

Monsanto Buys Remembee

From Monsanto’s Web Page…

Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today (Sep 28, 2011) announced it has acquired Beeologics, which researches and develops biological tools to provide targeted control of pests and diseases.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Beeologics is …

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By , on May 15th, 2011

Disposing of Unwanted Pharmaceuticals

Mike Hanson, Michigan State Apiarist, has brought to the attention of the Michigan Beekeeper’s Association’s Board that the state has a program where beekeepers can take their unwanted pharmaceuticals and chemicals for free disposal.  The program,  known as “Clean …

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By , on March 26th, 2010

US hive products heavily contaminated

Mike Hansen just sent me the paper via email — the paper was published quite recently (March 19th). Look at what we have been putting into the beehives!?? Some of the pesticides (especially those in pollen) are collected by …

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