Victory for bee safety

argylesock says… This is great news for bees! I hope farmers and growers will be able to do what they need to do using other insecticides. As we know, without pollination there’d be no farming or growing.

Ann Novek( Luure)--With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors

The Guardian2013-01-16:                      Campaigners say the conclusion by the European Food Safety Authority is a ‘death knell’ for neonicotinoid pesticides Environmental campaigners say the conclusion, by Europe’s leading food safety authority, sounds the “death knell” for the insect nerve agent neonicotinoid. Photograph: Alamy…                  more »

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The Carniolan honey bee (Apis mellifera carnica) is a subspecies of Western honey bee.

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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2 Responses to Victory for bee safety

  1. A friend who keeps bees here in Michigan complained just the other day about the toll that pesticides from neighboring farms is taking on her bees. This was most timely.

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