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Killing bees in Oregon

Oregon may not be the best place to be a bee. Last year, 50 000 bumblebees (Bombus sp.) died there in a parking lot. Trees had been sprayed with pesticide. It turned out that the spray was dinotefuran, one of … Continue reading

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Oregon Bumblebee Kill Resolution

Originally posted on Living With Insects Blog:
Bumblebee Pollinating a Flower The case of the massive (50,000) bumblebee kill in Oregon has been settled. The court ruled that the bumblebees were killed by improper pesticide application. The pesticide, dinotefutan, was…

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In the United States, new pesticide labels will better protect bees and other pollinators

This week the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced ‘new pesticide labels that prohibit use of some neonicotinoid pesticide products where bees are present.’ You can see the new label design here. These new labels are supposed to stop people … Continue reading

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Oregon bans some insecticides following bee deaths

argylesock says… I’m still not sure whether these neonics are the same ones banned in Europe. The names are different. Do you know whether they’re different chemicals? Anyway it’s good news about the Oregon ban. Hope it’s not too little, … Continue reading

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Neonicotinoids, A Brief History III: Off Target

Originally posted on Living With Insects Blog:
This post continues my post from yesterday, a series on the neonicotinoids…… The efficacy in insect control combined with the human safety factor (compared to other insecticides) and low impact on mammals and…

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Massive Bee Kill Update

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Yesterday, I posted about a massive bumblebee kill in Wilsonville, Oregon. At least 25,000 bumblebees were killed. The Oregon, Department of Agriculture (ODA) has tested bees and trees at the site and confirmed…

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Bee killing isn’t only about neonics

A few weeks ago, great news! The European Union banned three ‘bee killers’ – neonicotinoid pesticides. Three neonics with the, er, catchy names clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam. The ban will come into force on 1st December this year, and it … Continue reading

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Neonics and Asian rice

A few weeks ago three ‘bee killers’, neonicotinoid sprays and seed treatments, were temporarily banned in Europe. The banned insecticides are dinotefuran, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam. Now cereal farmers outside Europe are talking about what the neonic ban means for them. … Continue reading

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Pesticides Leading Cause Grassland Bird Declines‏

 Media Release  from American Bird Conservancy New Study Finds Pesticides Leading Cause of Grassland Bird Declines (Washington, D.C., February 25, 2013)  A new study led by a preeminent Canadian toxicologist identifies acutely toxic pesticides as the most likely leading cause…

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