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Pesticide Issues


Sick Bees – Part 18F2: Colony Collapse Revisited – Environmental Toxins

First published in: American Bee Journal April 2013

Environmental Toxins New Chemicals in the Environment Fear of Chemicals – It Ain’t Just Pesticides Irrational Fear of “Chemicals” Manmade Chemicals General Environmental Pollutants Natural Elements Those Danged Bees! Poor Colony Survival Reality Check Acknowledgements References and Notes Randy OliverScientificBeekeeping.com   I left off last month with the analogy of the bee colony being akin […]

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Sick Bees – Part 18F2: Colony Collapse Revisited – Synthetic Pesticides

First published in: American Bee Journal May 2013

Synthetic Pesticides Synthetic Pesticides Preadaptation Interactions Between Synthetic and Natural Toxins Toxicological Eras in Honey Bee Evolution The “Varroa Era” Conclusion Addendum: The Beekeepers’ Responsibility Acknowledgements References Randy Oliver ScientificBeekeeping.com OK, I hope that since explaining that bees have always had to deal with natural plant toxins, and more recently, with human pollution, that I […]

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Sick Bees Part 18F9: Colony Collapse Revisited – The Bee/Pesticide Problem Complex

First published in: American Bee Journal, January 2014

Sick Bees Part 18F9: Colony Collapse Revisited – The Bee/Pesticide Problem Complex Examples Of Improved Technology The Transition The “Bee/Pesticide Problem Complex” Pesticide Hazard Quotients A More Relevant Figure? Wrap Up Acknowledgements Citations and Footnotes Part 1 Randy OliverScientificBeekeeping.com In my lifetime I’ve witnessed a wholesale shift in our attitudes toward pesticides.    We’ve gone from […]

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