super*cali*fragi*listic*expi*ali*docious bees

Return of the Bee


They are something else. Who is willing to resist multiple factors year after year?
The year 2013 is about to finish and EFSA publishes risk assessment of multiple stressors in bees and other pollinators. The European Commission realizes the situation and the restrictions apply from 1 December 2013 to 2015.
Garden Flower
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed new pesticide labels that prohibit use of some neonicotinoid pesticide products.
These products containing the neonicotinoids imidacloprid, dinotefuran, clothianidin and thiamethoxam; all of them used around the World.
We aren´t aware of the problem:

If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.
If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live
Albert Einstein

Beekeeping problems on the rise: pathogens, use of pesticides in seeds and loss of biodiversity cause massive death, dazed bees don´t came back to colonies (CCD: Colony Collapse Disorder) and their malnutrition.

Marla Spivak researches bees’ behavior and biology in an effort to preserve this threatened. She is better than none to explain us the problem.


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