May 1st, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
The European Union passed a continent-wide ban yesterday on the insecticides believed to be the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder, a mysterious disease affecting millions of bees worldwide and threatening global food supplies.
Read More:Europe Becomes First Continent to Ban a Pesticide
April 5th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Colony Collapse Disorder, the mysterious illness killing off countless bee communities around the world, is expected to result in rising food prices, reports Rodale.
Read More:Widespread Bee Deaths Are Gonna Cost You: Higher Food Prices Expected
March 26th, 2013 - Lacy
A coalition of beekeepers and environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency for its failure to protect pollinators from dangerous pesticides that have repeatedly been identified as highly toxic to honey bees. The group, represented by lawyers from the Center for Food Safety, seeks suspension of the registrations of these insecticides, including clothianidin and thiamethoxam, two chemicals produced by Syngenta and Bayer CropScience.
Read More:We Speak for the Bees: Activists Sue EPA Over Bee Deaths
January 22nd, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Calling it “unacceptable,” the European Food Safety Authority has blamed the world’s most widely used insecticides for the threat they pose to bee populations.
Read More:EU Says World’s Most Popular Pesticide Causing Massive Honeybee Deaths
October 24th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
A group of New York City prisoners may become beekeepers. That’s because the Osborne Association, a nonprofit focused on providing certain tools for alternatives to longer prison sentences, took several prisoners on a beekeeping tour, reports DNAinfo.com.
Read More:Criminal Rehabilitation Abuzz with Beekeeping
January 7th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
As thousands of honeybee hives have collapsed in the last several years, researchers have struggled to identify the cause. Now, new research may indicate an unusual suspect: Parasitic flies.
Read More:War of the Winged: Parasitic Flies Linked to Honeybee Deaths