This article clearly points out the major issue with unregulated pesticide use. Neonicotinoids are probably not the single cause bee die-off, but they do contribute to the overall problem. Bees have been weakened by the rampant varroa mite. Add poor nutrition, loss of forage (monoculture), stress, to the mite that feasts on larva and healthy bees, and you have a recipe for disaster. Once weakened, bees are having a much more difficult time recouping their strength.
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Earlier this year the OCA, Friends of the Earth and other groups gathered more than a half-million petition signatures to Frank Blake, CEO, Home Depot and Robert Niblock, CEO, Lowe's, asking them to stop selling plants pretreated with bee-killing pesticides. A representative for Mr. Blake and Home Depot has reached out, and we are in discussions with Home Depot about how to source…
No strawberries, no honey -- without bees Valentine's Day just wouldn't be the same. Bees pollinate two-thirds of our global food crops and they are in trouble. Last year U.S. beekeepers reported 40-100 percent losses in their hives, and right now they are likely facing another winter of historic bee die-offs. That's why we're asking you to join thousands of people coast-to-coast to swarm Home…
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