Honey Bees & Other Pollinators

HONEY BEES

Honey bees. Photo by Wes NelmsHoney Bees and other pollinators are in sharp decline in the United States and around the world.  There are many competing theories for these declines.  And there are slow, ongoing investigations into these declines.

http://www.vanishingbees.com/

Honey Bee decline (called Colony Collapse Disorder CCD), has been increasing each year.  And this decline, along with the decline of numerous other pollinators, will start to reduce food supplies from lower agriculture crop production, reduce the number and variety of herbs, flowers and tree crops.  We depend upon pollinators for the wonderful variety of foods and colors which we take for granted most of the time.

We are introducing genetically engineered plants into our environment which may contribute to the declines.  In addition, new herbicides, pesticides, and insecticides are also being used and each new untested generation of chemicals adds to the mix of those already in use.  It is no wonder that our pollinators are in decline.

Many universities, government agencies, and others are investigating the declines.  It is hard to determine if these investigations are underway to really determine the cause of pollinator declines.  The reason is that powerful chemical companies that manufacture these chemicals have their own scientists set to refute any finding that show that the chemicals they make are responsible for any pollinator declines or death.  They also are funding the scientific studies at many universities or are funding the univeristies themselves.  Thus, it may not be possible to have any independing research being conducted where there is heavy pressure not to find against certain types of chemicals or genetically modified foods that may be causing these declines.

Bayer CropScience, Sygenta, Dow Chemcial, Dupont, and others are all in the business to make money and lobby for more chemicals to be used or more genetically modified plants to be produced.  Heavy lobbying pressure is already seen in the halls of congress and at universities to exonerate their chemicals or genetically modified plants and to keep them from being regulated or taken off the market. Their money and lobbyists are everywhere they days to keep negative information about their chemicals and genetic engineering hidden.

Neonicotinoids showed up about the same time as the Honey Bee decline started.  I have provided Bayer CropScience Neonicotiniods product labels below and MSDS (Material Data Safety Sheets), for your information and reading.  You will find that the labels and the EPA information below show that there is reason for concern about all pollinators when you read the hazards and environmental health sections.  And yet these questionable products are still on the market for sale not only in the United States but around the world.  Some foreign countries have banned some of these chemicals.

(Please note that MSDS and label information is public record and each company has to provide this information to the public under U.S. Laws.  The California EPA has a good search engine where you can look up health, studies, and other information on their site for each chemical.) 

I encourage everyone to read about our pollinators below and to teach your children and others about their importance in our environment and why we should protect them.  Without our pollinators there won't be as much food to eat and very little variety in foods, herbs and flowers available in the future. 

(Below you will find the links to the 60 Minutes & Nature programs on the Decline of the Honey Bees.  In addition, you will find the information on the chemical companies, the suspect chemicals, and other information about all the pollinators.)

The PDF Files below with the prefix #7 are about our pollinators and our food supply. Click here to find the documents with the prefix #8 which are about the chemical companies and their products.


Silence of the Bees
Introduction

Link to NATURE Video at PBS

NATURE:  "..In the winter of 2006, a strange phenomenon fell upon honeybee hives across the country. Without a trace, millions of bees vanished from their hives. A precious pollinator of fruits and vegetables, the disappearing bees left billions of dollars of crops at risk and threatened our food supply. The epidemic set researchers scrambling to discover why honeybees were dying in record numbers — and to stop the epidemic in its tracks before it spread further..."

"...Silence of the Bees is the first in-depth look at the search to uncover what is killing the honeybee. The filmmakers of Bees take viewers around the world to the sites of fallen hives, to high-tech labs, where scientists race to uncover clues, and even deep inside honeybee colonies. Silence of the Bees is the story of a riveting, ongoing investigation to save honeybees from dying out. The film goes beyond the unsolved mystery to tell the story of the honeybee itself, its invaluable impact on our diets and takes a look at what’s at stake if honeybees disappear. Silence of the Bees explores the complex world of the honeybee in crisis and instills in viewers a sense of urgency to learn ways to help these extraordinary animals..."

Silence of the Bees premiered on PBS October 28, 2007.

"...Exclusive Podcast: In this podcast, scientists and bee experts featured in the program discuss the crucial role that honeybees, a “keystone species,” play in our economy and ecosystems, as well as bees’ fascinating social organization and what we can do to reverse the decline of nature’s pollinators..."
 


CBS - 60 Minutes:  "What's Wrong With the Bees"

This segment was originally broadcast on October 28, 2007. It was updated on February 21, 2008.

"...If you want to grow fruits, vegetables or nuts in the United States on a commercial basis you have to have soil, sun, seeds, water, and honeybees -- millions and millions of honeybees brought in from all over the country to pollinate the crops. As correspondent Steve Kroft explains, honeybees are the unsung heroes of the food chain, crucial to the production of one third of the foods we eat. So when billions of bees began to mysteriously disappear last year, there was plenty of concern and no shortage of theories, blaming everything from cell phones to divine rapture. None of the usual explanations seemed to fit. Some of the nation's top scientists are trying to understand this phenomenon, but no one is more immersed in the mystery than the man who is widely credited with discovering it..."

Link to 60 Minutes Video at CBS


7 1 2007 Honey Bee Sunlight Link October 2007 Nature - Questions Solar Radiation Management-Higher UV+Infrared Radiation.pdf

7 1 2010 Honey Bee Decline Bee Numbers Fell by More than Half Past 20 Years JAN 27, 2010 Telegraph.co.uk.pdf

7 1 2010 Honey Bee Decline Congressional Research Service + U.S. Map January 7, 2010 - Renee Johnson.pdf

7 1 2010 Scientists Stumped as Bee Population Decline Increases March 29, 2010 AFP News from U.S.D.A.pdf

7 1 2010 U.S. Honey Bee Deaths Increase Again in 2010 - Articles+Links.pdf

7 1 2010 USDA NASS Honey Production in 2009 Down 12 Per Cent From 2008 February 26, 2010.pdf

7ADC Agriculture Honey Bee Pollination Photograph for ADC Website 2008 Mendocino County, CA.pdf

7ADC Honey Bee Pollination Picture ADC Website 2008.pdf

7A 2000 Declining Pollinators Abstract June 2000 Report US Department of Agriculture+U.S. Department of the Interior Joint Workshop.pdf

7A 2007 Honey Bee CRS Congressional Report 2007.pdf

7A 2007 Wild Honey Bees November 10, 2007 Native Bees NCBI Abstract.pdf

7A 2008 Honey Bees Farm Bill SF Chronicle April 19, 2008.pdf

7A 2009 Bee Venom Destroys Cancer Cells August 11, 2009 Times Online.pdf

7B 1992 Pollinator Decline July 1992 Abstract Pacific Island Flying Foxes Proceedings of Conference-Flying Foxes are Pollinators.pdf

7B 2000 Butterfly Decline Linked to Genetically Modified Corn August 22, 2000.pdf

7B 2001 Butterfly Decline Linked to Genetically Modified Corn 2001.pdf

7B 2005 Butterflies Have Special Photoreceptors for UV Light in Eyes Provides them with Navigation Abilities SDNews AUG 18, 2005 .pdf

7B 2006 Honey Bees and other Pollinators October 18, 2006 News NAS.pdf

7B 2007 Honey Bees Neonicotinoids October 2007 DPR EPA Report.pdf

7B 2008 Bats Perish NYTimes March 25, 2008 Page 1 Bats are Pollinators.pdf

7B 2008 Bats Perish NYTimes March 25, 2008 Page 2 Bats are Pollinators.pdf

7B 2008 Bat Decline November 4, 2008 U.S. Geological Survey Health NYTimes-Fungus.pdf

7B 2008 Bat Disease Fungus NYTimes November 4, 2008 Solution Questions.pdf

7B 2008 Bat Fatalities Wind Turbines Significant 2008 Current.pdf

7B 2008 Bumblebees 2008 Decline + Conservation NCBI Abstract Search.pdf

7B 2008 Bumblebees + Wild Pollinators July 2008 NCBI Abstract.pdf

7B 2008 Butterflies Corn Genetically Engineered Linked to Butterfly Deaths August 22, 2000.pdf

7B 2008 Butterflies Habitat Destruction in Mexico-Deforestation Causing Decline in Monarch Butterfly Populations SDNews April 5, 2008.pdf

7B 2008 Honey Bees Corn-Bats-Endangered Plants-Habitat Losses-Toxins - Chemicals Several 2008 Articles.pdf

7B 2008 Honey Bee and Pollinators-Declines National Academies Press 2008 Abstract.pdf

7B 2008 Monarch Butterfly Photograph SDNews April 5, 2008 Credit iStockphoto Willie Manalo.pdf

7B 2008 Washington Post August 7, 2008 Signs of Decline-First Honey Bees Now Bumblebees.pdf

7B 2009 Bat Advisory U.S. Fish + Wildlife Service-Bat Caves March 27, 2009 NYTimes Bats are Pollinators.pdf

7B 2009 BAT Decline+Death Forest Services Closing Caves NYTimes May 3, 2009.pdf

7B 2009 Bat Decline June 12, 2009 Unknown Cause-Dying by Millions.pdf

7B 2009 Bat Decline March 26, 2008 BBC News Mystery Illness.pdf

7B 2009 Bat Decline=More Mosquitos + Flies August 4, 2009 NYTimes - Note Bats are Pollinators.pdf

7B 2009 BUMBLEBEES April 30, 2009 Natural History Museum.pdf

7B 2009 BUMBLEBEES Britain Declines April 30, 2009.pdf

7B 2009 Bumblebee Decline BBC U.K. June 27, 2008-McKenzier.pdf

7B 2009 National Geographic International Rescue Planned for Englilsh Bumblebee June 3, 2009.pdf

7B 2010 Ants U.S. Forest Service Ant Pollination March 2010.pdf

7B 2010 Bats U.S. Forest Service March 2010 Bat Pollination .pdf

7B 2010 Butterflies Gardeners Can Help Protect Endangered Monarch Butterflies University of Kansas Researacher SDNews May 11, 2010.pdf

7B 2010 Monarch Butterflies Battered by the Weather-Will Lead to Losses March 30, 2010 USA Today News.pdf

7B 2010 Monarch Butterfly Picture by Chip Taylor Science March 30, 2010 USA Today.pdf

7B 2010 Seattle Times Disease Dooming Native Bumblebees January 13, 2010.pdf

7C 2006 Loss Of Pollinators Critical October 19, 2006 S.F. Chronicle.pdf

7C 2007 Honey Bees California October 14, 2007 SF Chronicle-Almonds.pdf

7C 2007 Honey Bees CA March March 3, 2007 SF Chronicle.pdf

7C 2007 Honey Bees Los Angeles Times June 10, 2007 Simply Vanishing.pdf

7C 2007 Honey Bees NYTimes March 4, 2007 California-CCD Mystery.pdf

7C 2007 Honey Bee Decline February 27, 2007 NYTimes by Varrionuevo-Entire Article.pdf

7C 2007 Honey Bee Decline February 27, 2007 NYTimes Page 1.pdf

7C 2008 Honey Bees Los Angeles County West Vector 2008 California.pdf

7C 2008 Honey Bees Pollinators Crops Water 2008.pdf

7C 2008 Honey Bee Collapse California 2008 West Coast Problems.pdf

7C 2008 Honey Bee Decline Sonoma County, CA February 23, 2008 PD.pdf

7C 2008 Honey Bee Losses California 2008.pdf

7C 2009 Honey Bees Another View April 12, 2009 Truthout -Vallianatos.pdf

7C 2010 Honey Bees in More Trouble Than Ever After Bad Winter March 24, 2010 Associated Press.pdf

7DF 2009 Honey Bee Decline 2009 Millions Pledged to Stop General Bee Decline England.pdf

7DF 2010 Fewer Honey Bee Colonies+Beekeepers Throughout Europe January 28, 2010.pdf

7DZ 2010 CCD Mystery Problem Agains Hits Honey Bee Colonies March 10, 2010.pdf

7D 2006 Honey Bee and Flowers Decline in Step BBC News Juy 20, 2006.pdf

7D 2006 Honey Bee Decline BBC News June 6, 2006.pdf

7D 2007 Honey Bees Vanishing Mystify Scientists April 22, 2007 CNN.pdf

7D 2007 Honey Bee Decline 2006-2007 CCD.pdf

7D 2007 Honey Bee Decline 2007.pdf

7D 2007 U.S.D.A. Colony Collapse Disorder Action Plan CCD Steering Committee June 20, 2007.pdf

7D 2007 U.S.D.A. Colony Collapse Disorder Action Plan CCD Steering Committee June 20, 2007 Action Plan.pdf

7D 2008 Honey Bee Research 2008.pdf

7D 2008 Three Honey Bee Articles 2007-2008 Information on Honey Bee Declines Discovery.pdf

7D 2009 Honey Bees April 2009 BBC iPlayer - Who Killed the Honey Bee_.pdf

7D 2009 Honey Bee Decline CCD ENS News July 29, 2009 Pesticides + Pathogens Questions.pdf

7D 2009 U.S.D.A Colony Collapse Disorder Progress Report CCD Steering Committee June 2009.pdf

7D 2010 General Information Tracking Honey Bee+Pollinator Declines 2010.pdf

7D 2010 Honey Bee Decline BBC January 20, 2010 Linked to Falling Biodiversity.pdf

7D 2010 NRDC March 2010 Colony Collapse Disorder Threaten Our Pollinators+Our Food Supply.pdf

7E 2003 EPA CA Clothianidin Summary of Toxicology Data 2003 Bees.pdf

7E 2003 EPA Clothianidin Poncho 600 Bayer Corporaton Bee Questions May 30, 2003.pdf

7E 2004 EPA CA Clothiandidin Risk Assessment 2004 Bees.pdf

7E 2004 EPA CA Clothiandidin Toxicology Risk Assessment 2004 Bees.pdf

7E 2005 EPA CA Neonicotinoids Health Effects Memorandum September 30, 2005.pdf

7E 2006 EPA CA Proposed & Final Decisions September 18, 2006 Clothianidin Bees.pdf

7E 2008 EPA CA Proposed & Final Decisions July 21, 2008 Clothiandidin Bees.pdf

7E 2008 EPA January 30, 2008 California Clothiandidin - Bees.pdf

7E 2008 EPA Neonicotinoids Health Effects Search August 20, 2008 EPA.pdf

7E 2010 EPA California Bats Search March 3, 2010 Page 1.pdf

7E 2010 EPA California Bats Search March 3, 2010 Page 2.pdf

7E 2010 EPA California Bats Search March 3, 2010 Page 3.pdf

7E 2010 EPA California Bats Search March 3, 2010 Page 4.pdf

7E 2010 EPA California Bats Search March 3, 2010 Page 5.pdf

7E 2010 EPA California Bumble Bees Search March 3, 2010 Page 1.pdf

7E 2010 EPA California Bumble Bees Search March 3, 2010 Page 2.pdf

7E 2010 EPA California Glossary of Pesticide Regulation Terms March 3, 2010.pdf

7E 2010 EPA California Neonicotinoids-Bumble Bees Search March 3, 2010 Page 1.pdf

7E 2010 EPA California Neonicotinoids-Honey Bees Search March 3, 2010 Page 1.pdf

7E 2010 EPA California Neonicotinoids-Honey Bees Search March 3, 2010 Page 2.pdf

7E 2010 EPA California Neonicotinoids-Pollinators Search March 3, 2010 Page 1.pdf

7E 2010 EPA California Neonicotinoids Search March 3, 2010 Page 1.pdf

7E 2010 EPA California Neonicotinoids Search March 3, 2010 Page 2.pdf

7E 2010 EPA California Pollinators Search March 3, 2010 Page 1.pdf

7E 2010 EPA California Pollinators Search March 3, 2010 Page 2.pdf

7E 2010 EPA California Pollinators Search March 3, 2010 Page 3.pdf

7E 2010 EPA California Pollinators Search March 3, 2010 Page 4.pdf

7E 2010 EPA California Pollinators Search March 3, 2010 Page 5.pdf

7E 2010 EPA California Pollinators Search March 3, 2010 Page 6.pdf

7E 2010 EPA Glossary of Terms March 3, 2010.pdf

7F 2003 Honey Bee Decline France October 14, 2003 BBC News.pdf

7F 2004 Honey Bees Killed by Chemicals March 2, 2004 BBC News France-Imidacloprid.pdf

7F 2007 Honey Bee Decline 2006-2007 CCD United States + World Wide Problems.pdf

7F 2008 Honey Bees San Francisco Chronicle December 30, 2008 Honey Laundering.pdf

7F 2008 Honey Bees San Francisco Chronicle December 30, 2008 Tainted Honey From China-USDA.pdf

7F 2008 Honey Bees UK August 2008 One in 3 Did Not Survive Winter.pdf

7F 2008 Honey Bee Decline May 25. 2008 The Guardian.pdf

7F 2008 Honey Bee Decline November 2008 UK Telegraph News Pleas For More Research.pdf

7F 2008 Honey Bee Decline UK May 8, 2008 The Guardian.pdf

7F 2009 BBC FOUR Who Killed the Honey Bee - August 31, 2009.pdf

7F 2009 Honey Bees BBC NEWS _ UK _ England _ Government Money April 21, 2009.pdf

7F 2009 Honey Bee Decline Warning The Independent UK July 14, 2009 Still Not A Government Priority.pdf

7F 2009 Honey Bee Decline + Wild Bee Decline Catastrophic BBC UK April 23, 2009.pdf

7F 2010 Questions About Australian Honeybees Being Behind U.S. Honey Bee CCD Problem McClatchy News June 18, 2010 by Blumenthal.pdf

7G 2008 Honey Bees NCBI June 2008 Genetically Modified Crops.pdf

7G 2008 Honey Bees SFGate March 10, 2008 Genetically Modified Crops.pdf

7G 2008 Honey Bee Decline January 10, 2008 Genetically Modified Crop Questions.pdf

7G 2009 Syngenta July 15, 2009 Operation Pollinator Funding+Seeds+Chemicals Sent to 7 Countries-Questions.pdf

7H 2000 Honey Bee Decline Pollinators 2000 Nature CNN Food Supplies at Risk.pdf

7H 2004 National Geographic Honey Bee Decline May Spell End of Some Fruits + Vegetables October 5, 2004.pdf

7H 2006 Honey Bee and Flowers Decline in Step BBC News Juy 20, 2006.pdf

7H 2008 Honey Bees CNN June 27, 2008 High Food Prices.pdf

7H 2008 Honey Bees Disappearing Loss of Ice Cream Flavors February 20, 2008.pdf

7H 2008 Honey Bees SFGate Disaster on Horizon June 27, 2008 Food Production-Pollination.pdf

7H 2008 Honey Bees SFGate June 26, 2008 Crisis Leads to Higher Food Prices.pdf

7H 2008 Honey Bees SFGate June 27, 2008 Decline Disrupts Pollination.pdf

7H 2008 Honey Bee Collapse March 25, 2008 BBC News-United States Losses Heavy Impacts on Food Production+Varieties.pdf

7H 2008 Honey Bee Decline Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream September 20, 2008 Supporting the Honey Bees.pdf

7H 2008 Honey Bee Pollinates More Than This List of Plants-Fruits-Vegetables 2008.pdf

7H 2009 Bee Venom Destroys Cancer Cells August 11, 2009 Times Online.pdf

7H 2009 NRDC January 2009 Honey Bee Information + Food.pdf

7H 2010 NRDC March 2010 Vanishing Bees & The Foods They Pollinate.pdf

7H 2010 NRDC March 20, 2010 Vanishing Bees + Partial Listing of Foods Bee Pollinate.pdf

7H 2010 The Plight of the Honey Bee March 20, 2010 http___weeklyreader Crop Pollination-Food Supplies - Flowers.pdf

7I 2007 Honey Bee Decline Articles 2006-2007 by S. Odum National+International Items-Good.pdf

7I 2008 Honey Beekeeping Federation 2008.pdf

7I 2010 ABF American Beekeeping Federation March 20, 2010 Honey Bee Facts.pdf

7I 2010 ABF Beekeeping Links March 20, 2010 American Beekeeping Federation.pdf

7I 2010 ABF Beginning Beekeeping March 20, 2010.pdf

7I 2010 ABF Honey Facts March 20, 2010.pdf

7I 2010 ABF Pollination Facts March 20, 2010 + Video You Will Miss Me When I Am Gone.pdf

7I 2010 American Bee Federation March 20, 2010 Website http___www.abfnet.pdf

7I 2010 Apiary Inspectors of America Website March 3, 2010.pdf

7I 2010 Colony Collapse Disorder CCD ABF American Beekeeping Federation March 20, 2010.pdf

7K 2000 USDA Study Pollinator Decline June 2000 Abstract.pdf

7K 2003 USDA Agriculture Aerial Sprays + Honey Bee References 2003 USDA Allows+Regulates Agriculture Use of Crop Chemicals.pdf

7K 2005 Honey Bees May 21, 2005 S.F. Chronicle Provide Wild Buffer for Native Bees+Other Pollinators.pdf

7K 2008 HoneyBeeQuiet.com Articles References on Pollinators.pdf

7K 2008 Honey Bees + Catepillars A Good Relationship for Plants NYTimes December 30, 2008.pdf

7K 2008 NASA Honey Bee Net NASA.pdf

7K 2008 NASA Honey Bee Net NASA Information.pdf

7K 2009 Honey Bees March 31, 2009 Life is Now Harder for Pollinators.pdf

7K 2010 AFB Kids and Bees Links to Information+Activities Just for Kids March 20, 2010.pdf

7K 2010 Bee-a-Mazed Childrens Garden at Longwood March 20, 2010.pdf

7K 2010 California Department of Fish+Game Document Library March 19, 2010 http___nrm.dfg.ca.pdf

7K 2010 California Department of Fish+Game Library March 19, 2010 http___nrm.dfg.ca.pdf

7K 2010 U.S.D.A. Cache Valley ARS Pollinating Insections Utah Website March 3, 2010.pdf

7K 2010 U.S.D.A. Carl Hayden Bee Research Center Website Tuscon, Arizona March 3, 2010.pdf

7K 2010 U.S.D.A. Forest Service Introduction - Why Make Your Garden A Bee Garden March 2010.pdf

7K 2010 U.S.D.A. Forest Service Our Future Flies on the Wings of Pollinators-Celebrating Wildflowers March 2010.pdf

7K 2010 U.S.D.A. Forest Service Pollinators Hummingbird Clearwing Moth March 2010.pdf

7K 2010 U.S.D.A. Forest Service Pollinator Syndromes March 2010.pdf

7K 2010 U.S.D.A. Forest Service Urban Bee Gardens-A Brief History of the Urban Bee Project March 2010.pdf

7K 2010 U.S.D.A. Forest Service What is the Buzz on Planting a Bee Garden March 2010.pdf

7K 2010 U.S.D.A Q&A Colony Collapse Disorder March 3, 2010 - USDA Website.pdf

7K 2010 U.S. Forest Service March 2010 Animal Pollination-Our Food Supply.pdf

7K 2010 U.S. Forest Service March 2010 Bees Are the Champion Pollinators.pdf

7K 2010 U.S. Forest Service March 2010 Building a Nesting Board or Block for Bees.pdf

7K 2010 U.S. Forest Service March 2010 Build a Bee Condo for Native Bees.pdf

7K 2010 U.S. Forest Service March 2010 Butterflies+Moths of North America.pdf

7K 2010 U.S. Forest Service March 2010 Gardening With Native Wildflowers.pdf

7K 2010 U.S. Forest Service March 2010 Hummingbirds Moths Pollinators.pdf

7K 2010 U.S. Forest Service March 2010 Hummingbird Clearwing Pollinator.pdf

7K 2010 U.S. Forest Service March 3, 2010 Pollination Definition+Importance.pdf

7K 2010 U.S. Forest Service March 3, 2010 Pollination The Birds+The Bees.pdf

7L 2008 Apple Moth Spraying Lawsuit 2008 Note Honey Bee Problems.pdf

7L 2008 Honey Bees CCD Lawsuit NRDC August 18, 2008.pdf

7L 2008 Honey Bee Decline 2008 NRDC EPA Failure to Disclose.pdf

7L 2008 Honey Bee Decline EPA Refusing to Disclose Data August 19, 2008.pdf

7L 2008 Honey Bee Decline Lawsuit Seeks EPA Bayer Data 2008.pdf

7L 2010 Honey Bee Decline JAN 1, 2010 Tribune News by Wills Federal Judge Banned Pesticide Toxic to Honeybees.pdf

7M 2008 Honey Bee Protection Ban Toxic Chemicals 2008 The Guardian Helping Honey Bees.pdf

7M 2010 Keeping Honey Bees Now Legal in New York City NYTimes Editorial April 4, 2010.pdf

7M 2010 NYTimes March 14, 2010 Honey Bees Hives Could be Made Legal in New York City.pdf

7M 2010 Plant Zinnias Create a Habitat+Food for Endangered Butterflies SDNews January 1, 2010 See Video.pdf

7M 2010 Truck Carrying 17 Million Bees Crashes in Minnesota May 24, 2010.pdf

7N 2007 60 Minutes What is Wrong With the Bees October 28, 2007 Transcript Page 1.pdf

7N 2007 60 Minutes What is Wrong With the Bees October 28, 2007 Transcript Page 2.pdf

7N 2007 60 Minutes What is Wrong With the Bees October 28, 2007 Transcript Page 3.pdf

7N 2007 60 Minutes What is Wrong With the Bees October 28, 2007 Transcript Page 4.pdf

7N 2007 60 Minutes What is Wrong With the Bees October 28, 2007 Transcript Page 5.pdf

7N 2007 Honeybee Decline CCD Impact on Agriculture 2006-2007 Nature PBS.pdf

7N 2007 Honey Bees Scientific American 2007 CCD Information.pdf

7N 2007 Honey Bee Decline 2004 to 2007-3 Articles National Geographic-Nature.pdf

7N 2007 Honey Bee Decline 2004 to 2007 3 Articles+Nature Television Program PBS.pdf

7N 2007 Honey Bee Decline 60 Minutes October 28, 2007.pdf

7N 2007 Honey Bee Decline 60 Minutes October 28, 2007 Information-Video Links.pdf

7N 2007 Honey Bee Decline Nature PBS October 28, 2007.pdf

7N 2007 Nature Program May 27, 2009 Silence of the Bees - Link.pdf

7N 2007 NATURE Silence of the Bees 2007 PBS Program.pdf

7N 2007 NOVA Silence of the Bees 2007 PBS Program.pdf

7N 2008 Honey Bee National Geographic 2008.pdf

7N 2008 National Geographic for Kids September 2, 2008 Honey Bee Mystery.pdf

7N 2009 Honey Bees March 31, 2009 Scientific American Magazine.pdf

7N 2009 Honey Bees Scientific American April 2009 Buzz on Bees.pdf

7N 2009 Honey Bees Scientific American March 2009.pdf

7N 2009 Honey Bee Decline Update May 27, 2009 NOVA PBS.pdf

7N 2009 NOVA Silence of the Bees CCD Update May 2009 Dennis van Engelsdorp.pdf

7N 2009 NRDC Lament for the Honeybee February 20, 2009 - CCD - Chemicals.pdf

7N 2010 Honey Bee Documentary With David Suzuki January 7, 2010 - Canada-cbc.pdf

7N 2010 National Geographic Honey Bee Photographs+Article March 20, 2010.pdf

7N 2010 National Geographic Search March 3, 2010 Honey Bee Decline Page 1.pdf

7N 2010 National Geographic Search March 3, 2010 Honey Bee Decline Page 2.pdf

7P 2008 Honey Bees San Francisco Chronicle December 31 2008 Honey Products-Organic Questions.pdf

7P 2008 Honey Bees San Francisico Chronicle December 31 2008 Honey Products-Questions.pdf

7Q 1996 Honey Bees and Pollinators December December 4, 1996 Pesticides, Insecticides, Herbicides PANNA.pdf

7Q 1999 Honey Bees Effect of Insecticides November 1999 NCBI Abstract.pdf

7Q 2003 Fields of Poison by Clarren December 11, 2003 The Nation Herbicides-Insecticides-Pesticides-Food-Health Page 1.pdf

7Q 2003 Fields of Poison by Clarren December 11, 2003 The Nation Herbicides-Insecticides-Pesticides-Food-Health Page 2.pdf

7Q 2003 Honey Bees Learning Performances March 2003 Imidacloprid Tests.pdf

7Q 2004 Honey Bees January 2004 Systemic Insecticides-Risk for Pollinators NCBIpdf.pdf

7Q 2007 Honey Bees Neonicotinoids October 2007 DPR EPA Report.pdf

7Q 2007 Honey Bee Decline Linked to Pesticides June 15, 2007.pdf

7Q 2008 Bayer Cropscience 2008 Movento Honey Bee Link Questions.pdf

7Q 2008 Honey Bees + Biopesticides Verdant Brands, Inc December 8, 2008.pdf

7Q 2008 Honey Bee Pesticide Link Germany Bans May 23, 2008 Guardian.co.uk.pdf

7Q 2009 Honey Bees Still in Decline - Chemicals Could Be Major Culprits NOV 29, 2009 Star Telegram News.pdf

7Q 2009 Honey Bee Decline 2009 Millions Pledged to Stop General Bee Decline England.pdf

7Q 2009 Honey Bee Decline Funds to Pesticide+Seed Company Syngenta 2009 - Website.pdf

7Q 2009 Honey Bee Decline Linked to Bayer Insecticide Telegraph UK September 9, 2009.pdf

7Q 2009 Honey Bee Decline $ Million to Private Corporations-Many Questions EurekAlert 2009 Syngenta Questions.pdf

7Q 2009 Honey Bee Decline $ Million to Private Corporations-Many Questions Eurekalert October 1, 2009 Sygenta.pdf

7Q 2009 NRDC Lament for the Honeybee February 20, 2009 - CCD - Chemicals.pdf

7Q 2009 Syngenta July 15, 2009 Operation Pollinator Funding+Seeds+Chemicals Sent to 7 Countries-Questions.pdf

7Q 2009 UK Scientists Get $$$ for Research Into Bee Decline Guardian.co.uk April 21, 2009 Syngenta Questions.pdf

7Q 2010 Atrazine-The Syngenta Corporation PANNA Report January 2010 The Human+Environmental Costs 2010.pdf

7Q 2010 Bayer CropScience Search March 3, 2010 - Honey Bees.pdf

7Q 2010 Honey Bee Decline+Pollinators Environment 360 Pesticides Lurk as Culprit January 7, 2010.pdf

7Q 2010 Honey Bee Decline Possible Ban-Bayer Pesticide Potentially Toxic to Honey Bees JAN 1, 2010 Tribune News.pdf

7Q Honey Bees + Biopesticides Verdant Brands, Inc December 8, 2008.pdf

7R 2004 Honey Bee Decline National Geographic News October 5, 2004.pdf

7R 2007 Honey Bees Dying NYTimes July 17, 2007.pdf

7R 2007 Honey Bee Decline March 29, 2007 The Independent News.pdf

7R 2008 Honey Bee by Bee New York Times June 30 2008.pdf

7R 2008 Honey Bee Collapse March 25, 2008 BBC News.pdf

7R 2008 Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder New York Times June 30 2008 Bee by Bee.pdf

7R 2008 Honey Bee Last Flights May 31, 2008 The Guardian.pdf

7R 2010 BBC Bee Decline Linked to Falling Biodiversity in Plants January 20, 2010.pdf

7R 2010 Bees Equipped With Microships Help Explian Hive Declines Chemicals May be Cause JAN 11, 2010 Science+Technology.pdf

7R 2010 Fears for Crops in America-Scale of Bee Catastrophe Terminal Declines 4th Year in a Row Guardian.co.uk News May 2, 2010.pdf

7R 2010 Vancouver Island Honey Bee Crisis 90 Per Cent of the Colonies Wiped Out March 8, 2010.pdf

7S 2007 Honey Bee Sunlight Link October 2007 Nature - Questions Solar Radiation Management-Higher UV+Infrared Radiation.pdf

7U 2007 Honey Bee Sunlight Link October 2007 Nature - Questions Solar Radiation Management-Higher UV+Infrared Radiation.pdf

7U 2008 Honey Bee Decline HESE Project 2008 Electromagnetic Fields - Link Questions.pdf

7U 2008 Honey & Bumble Bees NASA Ultraviolet Radiation 2008.pdf

7U 2009 Honey Bee Study Kerala, India CCD Link Possible September 2009 Mobile Microwaves.pdf

7U 2010 Study Shows Mobile Phones Responsible for Disappearance of Honey Bees May 29, 2010 Telegraph.co.uk.pdf

7VZ 2010 MAAREC Research-Extension Consortium March 3, 2010 CCD.pdf

7V 2007 Honey Bees Colony Collapse Disorder Pennsylvania State University 2007.pdf

7V 2007 Honey Bee Decline 2007 Univeristy of Illinois May Berenbaum.pdf

7V 2009 Honey Bees Colony Collapse Disorder University of Pennsylvania 2009.pdf

7X 2008 Honey Bees 2 Billion Dead - Research Needed November 1, 2008 UK News.pdf

7Y 2000 Abstract Pollinators Abstract December 2000 Biology North Carolina.pdf

7Y 2002 Abstract Honey Bees 2002 Behavioral Studies of Learning NCBI.pdf

7Y 2008 Abstract Honey Bees Climate Change August 27, 2008 NCBI Abstract.pdf

7Y 2008 Honey Bee Abstracts Search December 22, 2008 Storming Media-Pentagon Reports.pdf

7Y 2008 Search Honey Bee Abstracts Search December 22, 2008 Storming Media 5 Results.pdf

7Y 2008 Storming Media Search Honey Bee Abstracts December 22, 2008 Results 5.pdf

7Y 2009 Search Honey Bees April 30, 2009 BBC - Search Results for Honey Bees Page 2.pdf

7Y 2009 Search Honey Bees April 30, 2009 BBC - Search Results for Honey Bees Page 3.pdf

7Y 2009 Search Honey Bees April 30, 2009 BBC - Search Results for Honey Bees Page 4.pdf

7Y 2009 Search Honey Bees April 30, 2009 BBC - Search Results for Honey Bees Page 5.pdf

7Y 2009 Search Honey Bee Search April 30, 2009 BBC News.pdf

7Y 2010 Atrazine The Syngenta Corporation PANNA Report January 2010 The Human+Environmental Costs 2010.pdf

7Y 2010 Search Honey Bee Decline March 3, 2010 Google Search Page 1.pdf

7Y 2010 Search Honey Bee Decline March 3, 2010 Google Search Page 2.pdf

7Z 2009 No Comment Honey Bees vs Cell Phone Towers Augus 2009.pdf

7Z 2010 The White House March 27, 2010 Obama Appoints Siddiqui VP at Crop Life America to Critical Position-NOT GOOD.pdf

 


White-Nose Syndrome Impact on Bats
U.S. House Committee Natural Resources | Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans
June 24, 2011      C-SPAN Video

HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES-SUBCOMMITTEE ON FISHERIES, WILDLIFE, OCEANS AND INSULAR AFFAIRS
White-Nose Syndrome Impact on Bats

Panel One:

  • Dr. Gabriela Chavarria, Science Advisor to the Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service accompanied by
    Dr. David Blehert, Microbiologist, National Wildlife Health Center, U.S. Geological Society
  • Mr. Jim Pena, Associate Deputy Chief, U.S. Forest Service

 

Panel Two:

  • Dr. Jonathan Gassett, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
  • Ms. Nina Fascione, Executive Director, Bat Conservation International
  • Mr. Peter Youngbaer, White-Nose Syndrome Liaison, National Speleological Society
  • Dr. Justin Boyles, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee
     


July 6, 2011
KCRA 3's Rich Ibarra reports from Gold River where thousands of Mojan Fischer's bees have mysteriously died.
Read more: http://www.kcra.com/video/28425621/detail.html#ixzz1RNnSv3b9
http://www.kcra.com/video/28425621/detail.html



The bees are disappearing!

"The adults are simply gone. No corpses left behind, nothing out of place. They are just gone." - David Suzuki


EPA & Honey Bee Decline - Pesticides Clothianidin & Neonicotinoids

7 1 2012 U.S. Study Neonicotinoids Linked to Catastrophic Decline in Honey Bees Attacks Immune systems JAN 29, 2012 MailOnline.pdf

http://hydroponics.com.au/free-articles/where-have-all-the-ladybirds-gone


Is new form of pesticide to blame for catastrophic decline in honey bees?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2093510/Is-new-form-pesticide-blame-catastrophic-decline-honey-bees.html

US study shows latest nicotine-based sprays attack insects' immune systems:
http://www.springerlink.com/content/p1027164r403288u/fulltext.html

By Tamara Cohen

Last updated at 8:07 PM on 29th January 2012

"...A new generation of pesticides may be to blame for the catastrophic decline in Britain’s honey bees. The contain chemicals, routinely used on farms and in garden centres make bees more vulnerable to disease, a study has shown. There have been concerns for some years about neonicotinoids, a family of chemicals based on nicotine, but a study by an expert based in the US finally confirms a link..." Other information about honey bees:  http://www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org/toms-corner/