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Class Action for Harming Bees with Neonicotinoids
Posted on 24 Nov 2014 by Dianne Saxe

By Jennifer Kalnins Temple Ontario beekeepers have filed a lawsuit in Ontario Superior Court (Windsor) against two massive chemical companies, Bayer AG and Syngenta AG, for over $400 million dollars in losses allegedly caused by neonicotinoid pesticides... Read More

Colony collapse disorder, has the answer finally been found? Possibly
Posted on 4 Feb 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have discussed the various research done and theories put forth related to colony collapse disorder (see Colony Collapse Disorder for an overview). The range of potential causes includes pesticides, global warming, disease, and habitat destruction... Read More

Bee Explorers Have a Slightly Different Genetic Makeup than the Rest of the Hive
Posted on 6 May 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Researchers have found that honey bees who consistently explore new environments for food have different genetic activity in their brains than their less-adventurous hive mates. In a demonstration how nature often uses the same tools in various settings... Read More

New Neonic Pesticide Controls in Ontario
Posted on 29 Jun 2015 by Dianne Saxe

On July 1, 2015, new regulatory requirements for the sale and use of neonicotinoid-treated seeds in Ontario will start to come into effect, to protect bird and bee health.Ontario wants to reduce the number of acres planted with neonicotinoid-treated corn... Read More

Bee Explorers Have a Slightly Different Genetic Makeup than the Rest of the Hive
Posted on 6 May 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Researchers have found that honey bees who consistently explore new environments for food have different genetic activity in their brains than their less-adventurous hive mates. In a demonstration how nature often uses the same tools in various settings... Read More

Colony collapse disorder, has the answer finally been found? Possibly
Posted on 4 Feb 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have discussed the various research done and theories put forth related to colony collapse disorder (see Colony Collapse Disorder for an overview). The range of potential causes includes pesticides, global warming, disease, and habitat destruction... Read More