June 2013

Oregon temporarily restricts pesticide use following bee deaths: LA Times

State officials in Oregon are temporarily restricting the use of more than a dozen pesticide products following the deaths of an estimated 50,000 b

Interesting student bee research: Ottawa Citizen

MONTREAL - Seeding is over for this year on Canadian corn and soy farms.

Risky Business: The effects of neonicotinoids on bee behaviours (VIDEO)

An excellent, comprehensive (but long) video highlighting some of the science on this issue.

This is what your grocery store looks like without bees: PR Newswire

PROVIDENCE, R.I., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One of every three bites of food comes from plants pollinated by honeybees and other pollinators.

Why bees are disappearing: Marla Spivak

Our supermarket produce aisles would look very, very bare without bees.

Livestock losses exceeding 500K: National Pollinator Defense Fund

June 17-23, 2013 is National Pollinator Week where honeybees, bumblebees, butterflies, hummingbirds, bats, wasps, ants, moths, and some small mamma

Dance of the Honey Bee (Video): Bill Moyers

Bill presents and introduces the short documentary Dance of the Honey Bee. Narrated by Bill McKibben, the film takes a look at the determi

Canadian researchers look to build a better honey bee: National Post

(Note: OBA is the recipient of this grant.)

Ottawa is spending $244,000 to help build a tougher honey bee.

The alarming problem with plummeting pollinators: Minden Times

The world’s bee population is declining, thereby threatening our food supply. 

National Farmers' Union press release on neonicotinoids

Class of pesticides killing Ontario’s honeybees 
National Farmers Union - Ontario Grey County Local 344 - Media Releas

Research: Neonicotinoids, bee disorders and the sustainability of pollinator services


• In 20 years neonicotinoids have become the most widely used class of insecticides. 

John VanAlten Interview with BNN (video)

Bee deaths threaten Ontario farmers.

Quebec Beekeepers Assoc. asks PMRA to ban neonics on field crops

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EFSA Conclusion of peer review of risk assessment fipronil

In accordance with Article 21 of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 to review the approval of active substances in light of