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Pesticide Issues

The Extinction of the Honey Bee?

Randy OliverScientificBeekeeping.com We call on you to vote to stop production and sale of neonicotinoid pesticides until and unless new independent scientific studies prove they are safe. The catastrophic demise of bee colonies could put our whole food chain in danger. If you act urgently with precaution now, we could save bees from extinction [1]. […]

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Pesticide Incident Reporting

The EPA needs to know if pesticides are causing “incidents” involving honey bee mortality.  It is important for beekeepers to bring such incidents to the EPA’s attention, or they won’t know that there are problems! If your colonies experience a pesticide incident, please rule out any other possible causes first!  In many suspected pesticide kills, […]

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The Future: Pesticides and Fungicides

Randy Oliver Dave Hackenberg once quipped that “”Beekeepers have become the ugly stepchild of agriculture.” Despite their general disregard for us, perhaps there are lessons that we can learn from our agricultural stepparents. Pest Resistance Management Beekeepers worldwide, in their exuberant use of every miticide available, have accelerated the development of mites resistant to (surprise) […]

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