Bee Deaths From Colony Collapse Disorder On The Rise As Researchers Point To PesticidesSubmitted by beeman on Mon, 04/01/2013 - 01:14
Honeybee deaths are on the rise across the world, and researchers are working to find the cause. With as many as 40 or 50 percent of commercial U.S. bee hives lost to colony collapse disorder, according to the New York Times, scientists are eyeing a relatively new class of pesticides as a likely culprit.
Neonicotinoids, which are chemically similar to nicotine, have already been shown to interfere with bees' capacity to learn scents, hampering their efforts to collect food. Read more:
What ever you may think of the Huffington post this article is very accurate. The seed coating on every seed planted is a Neonicotinoid pesticide and very deadly to all insects. It is a nicotine derivative for a reason, nicotine being a plant derivative is not foreign to plants it will reproduce it. So it comes out in the pollen and nectar of plants but kills bees.
I will most likely be out of the Honey business after almost 20 years, because of Monsanto and other companies forcing farmers into this mono culture farming.
It's too bad one industry is allowed to destroy another much smaller but has as lot of unseen consequences. When the bees are all gone where are we going to get viable seeds for gardening?