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Colony Health - Diseases, Viruses, CCD


Sick Bees Part 18A: Colony Collaspse Revisited

First published in: ABJ May 2012

Gone, or Just Taking a Breather? CCD in Retrospect? The Anatomy of Colony Collapse Relative Risk The Holst Milk Test Treating for Nosema Pollen Supplement Patties Yet Another Sign of Impending Collapse Ag Exposure as a Risk Factor Reliving History Acknowledgements References [8] The Holst Milk Test Randy Oliver ScientificBeekeeping.com In my article on almond […]

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Sick Bees – Part 18A: Colony Collapse Revisited

First published in: ABJ May 2012

Gone, or Just Taking a Breather? CCD in Retrospect? The Anatomy of Colony Collapse Relative Risk The Holst Milk Test Treating for Nosema Pollen Supplement Patties Yet Another Sign of Impending Collapse Ag Exposure as a Risk Factor Reliving History Acknowledgements References [8] The Holst Milk Test Randy Oliver In my article on almond pollination […]

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Sick Bees – Part 18B: Colony Collapse Revisited

The “Harvard” Study A Healthy Skepticism Reality Check A Critical Analysis A Clarification of Terms Can You Trust Your Spin Doctor? Some Helpful Advice Some Examples of Spin Doctor Malpractice Example 1 – GMOs as the Cause of CCD Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning Example 2 – Windmills as the Cause of CCD Some More Terms […]

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Sick Bees – Part 18C: Colony Collapse Revisited

First published in: ABJ October 2012

Beekeeper Management Practices Environmental Factors Ozone and Air Pollution HAARP (The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) Cell Phones/Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) Geomagnetic Flux Chilling WEATHER AND CLIMATE CHANGE HABITAT CONVERSION Summary So Far Acknowledgements Further Reading Citations Randy Oliver ScientificBeekeeping.com Sorry for my recent diversion from this series while I addressed the neonicotinoid insecticides. Please […]

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Sick Bees – Part 18D: Colony Collapse Revisited

First published in: ABJ November 2012

Updates Geomagnetic Flux Driftwatch Back to the Suspects for CCD Ag Exposure A Pesticide-Free Control Group CRP Lands Good News Acknowledgements References Randy Oliver ScientificBeekeeping.com “It’s what you know for sure that keeps you from learning.” And I’m all about learning.  I’d like to make it perfectly clear that I do not consider myself to […]

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Sick Bees – Part 18E: Colony Collapse Revisited – Genetically Modified Plants

First published in: ABJ December 2012

Genetically Modified Plants What Is Genetic Modification? There’s Nothing New About Transgenics GMOs An Odd Series of Connections The Vilifying of Monsanto What Are They Up To? Practicality Overrides Principle Hold the Hate Mail The Changing Face of Agriculture Bt Crops Roundup Ready Direct Effects of Roundup Use Indirect Effects of Roundup Use The Future […]

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Nosema Ceranae and Honey Production in Healthy Colonies

Randy Oliver and Brion DunbarScientificBeekeeping.com There is considerable scientific and practical debate about the degree of impact that Nosema ceranae infection has upon the honey bee colony.  It is reasonable to assume that there would be noticeable impairment, since infection by its cousin, Nosema apis, is well documented to adversely affect bee metabolism, protein levels, […]

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Sick Bees – Part 18F6: Colony Collapse Revisited – The Slaughter of the Innocents

First published in: American Bee Journal, September 2013

The Slaughter of the Innocents Why the Current Hoopla on Pesticides? Ecosystems and Agriculture Our Creation of “Pests” The Slaughter of the Innocents Pesticide (Mis)use Today The Nitty-Gritty The Killing Fields Chronic Exposure Hitting the Colony Where it Really Hurts Progress in Reducing Pesticide Use A Brighter Future References Randy OliverScientificBeekeeping.com The Slaughter of the […]

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Sick Bees Part 18F8: Colony Collapse Revisited – Beekeeping Economics

First published in: American Bee Journal, December 2013

Beekeeping Economics The Truth Is The First CasualtyBack To RealityBee-pocalypseBeekeeping EconomicsChasing The BloomBiologically Productive LandThe DakotasCotton And Citrus In The SouthPutting Plant Protection Above PollinatorsNextUpdateAcknowledgementsReferences Beekeeping Economics Mark Twain, a keen observer of human nature, noted long ago that “there is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such […]

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What’s Happening To The Bees? Part 1

First published in: American Bee Journal, February 2014

Randy OliverScientificBeekeeping.com I’m realizing that what I thought was going to be a quick review of CCD has turned into a very long series of detailed articles, and I’m not even near reaching the conclusion. So on this 20th anniversary of my first seeing the parasite that changed beekeeping worldwide, I thought that I’d interrupt […]

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