Pesticides

The Push for Bee City USA Designation in Albuquerque

We are currently moving towards a broad based community effort to create a pollinator friendly city in Albuquerque, NM. This effort is spearheaded by Anita Amstutz, NMBKA BOD and Abq Beeks Co-Chair. Public discussions began October 7, 2015. Find out more about the local efforts to create a Bee City USA here: Bee City USA, Albuquerque,…

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Round Em Up!

Here is something of interest especially if you or your neighbors use RoundUp… The near-exponential spread of herbicide-resistant “superweeds” across U.S. farmland is reminding us all that no matter how much the Big 6 pesticide corporations invest in research and development, they can’t outsmart Mother Nature. In just the past two years, the number of…

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Controversy Deepens Over Pesticides and Bee Collapse by Brandon Keim, Wired.com

A controversial new study of honeybee deaths has deepened a bitter dispute over whether the developed world’s most popular pesticides are causing an ecological catastrophe. Researchers led by biologist Chensheng Lu of Harvard University report a direct link between hive health and dietary exposure to imidacloprid, a so-called neonicotinoid pesticide linked to colony collapse disorder, the…

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LA Times Reports “Pesticides Suspected in Mass Die-Off of Bees”

Two studies show that a class of chemicals known as neonicotinoids created disorientation among bees and caused colonies to lose weight, which may have contributed to a mysterious die-off.By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles TimesMarch 29 2012, 5:13 PM PDTScientists have identified a new suspect in the mysterious die-off of bees in recent years — a…

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