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Bayer Accidentally Funds Study Showing Its Pesticide Is Killing Bees, Promptly Denies Conclusions

Bayer Accidentally Funds Study Showing Its Pesticide Is Killing Bees, Promptly Denies Conclusions

By Justin Gardner A large-scale study on neonicotinoid pesticides is adding to the growing body of evidence that these agricultural chemicals are indeed harming bee populations. Carried out at 33 sites in the United Kingdom, Germany and Hungary, the study found that exposure to neonicotinoids “left honeybee hives less likely to survive over winter, while bumblebees and solitary […]

Probiotics found to protect honey bees from toxic effects of pesticides

Probiotics found to protect honey bees from toxic effects of pesticides

Probiotics — the live bacteria found inside your gut — can be the answer to saving mankind. According to a recent study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University, probiotics can protect honey bees from the fatal side effects of pesticides that people use to protect their crops. Honey bees play an important role in […]

Antibiotics The Latest Threat To Our Bees

Antibiotics The Latest Threat To Our Bees

Likewise, “it seems that what we do to ourselves we are more than happy to carelessly inflict on any other living thing, including our bees,” says an editorial campaign by NYR Natural News. The report raised eyebrows with this note: While most of us know about the harm that agricultural pesticides do to bees, few may […]

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Man Grew Gardens To Save Unwanted Bees And People On Lots Abandoned After Katrina

Man saves bees targeted for extermination by growing food for all on lots that were abandoned after Hurricane Katrina One man has pulled a 180 on one of the poorest, abandoned areas. The Ninth Ward of New Orleans never recovered after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina over a decade ago. But David Young changed all […]

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Costco calls on its suppliers to avoid using bee-killing pesticides

Could a retail giant help give more traction to the movement against pesticides that harm bees? The popular big-box retailer, Costco, has called for their suppliers to limit their use of non-essential pesticides in their products that will be sold in Costco stores. Specifically, the retailer is discouraging the use of neonicotinoids, a controversial class […]

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How Some Hotels are Creating ‘Rooftop Bee Sanctuaries’ to Help Bee Populations

The world’s honeybees are in rapid decline. Due to pesticide exposure, disease, and more, there are 70% fewer of them now than there were just 70 years ago. A number of hotels in San Francisco are sympathetic to the plight of these vital pollinators, and have turned their rooftops into sanctuaries for the fuzzy, winged creatures. […]

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Pest-Control Giant to Phase out Use of Bee-Killing Chemicals by 2021

In light of the potential dangers a class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids have on bee populations, pest-control company Ortho recently announced that it will be transitioning away from the chemicals in order to protect the world’s pollinators. Ortho plans to phase out the use of neonicotinoids by 2021 in 8 of its pesticide products. Tim Martin, general manager […]

While glyphosate continues to destroy entire populations, here's something simple you can do to save the bees

While glyphosate continues to destroy entire populations, here’s something simple you can do to save the bees

In the age of glyphosate and neonicotinoids, it can feel like there’s nothing a single person can do to stem the alarming worldwide decline of pollinator populations. Yet, even as grassroots activists and policy makers battle over the larger issues killing pollinators worldwide, ordinary people can take simple actions to boost pollinator numbers in their […]

Mexico’s ‘NO GM’ Decision Saves Mayan Beekeeper’s Honey

Mexico’s ‘NO GM’ Decision Saves Mayan Beekeeper’s Honey

A Supreme Court in Mexico recently denied biotech the right to push GM soy in the country, and the ramifications of the decision is helping to save Mayan beekeepers’ honey. Beekeepers in the Mexican sates of Yucatan and Campeche were concerned about GM contamination of their honey, but will now be protected. Previously, through a permit granted […]

Petition: Stop Killing The Bees, Bayer!

Petition: Stop Killing The Bees, Bayer!

Bayer is the leading manufacturer of neonicotinoid pesticides, the primary culprit in Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Forty-two percent of the nation’s honeybee colonies died off between April 2014 and April 2015.TAKE ACTION! Tell Bayer to stop manufacturing bee-killing pesticides! http://orgcns.org/1UhGOHq