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  • Overwinter losses from "queen failure" | Honey Bee Haven
    this plays out It s not done even now in late April Two of my colonies died of classic CCD symptoms There were essentially no adult bees left There was plenty of honey and bee bread but brood had been abandon to die in cell In these cases the queen was gone this is not always true for CCD Both died in November Two colonies died of causes that are not particularly of concern starvation and cold They performed poorly all summer and were not adequately prepared for winter They died in November and December The remaining seven colonies died of something I m calling queen failure because I don t know of any official term for these symptoms yet This is what I m seeing in many cases including clients hives as well as my own The queen quits laying eggs completely or lays widely scattered and few in number tiny amounts of brood or none Normal attrition causes the cluster population to dwindle with more bees dying than are replaced by new arrivals A pile of bodies collects out the front door This continues even into March and April when the colony should be rapidly expanding Food stores are plentiful both honey and bee bread Eventually the cluster shrinks beyond the threshold where they can maintain temperature and they all die The cluster size where this happens varies based on outside temperature however it seems consistently between grapefruit and baseball size This has me greatly concerned Normally winter losses would be done by April and those are the numbers I have reported above But my colonies are continuing to die of these same symptoms and I have clients seeing the same I have lost four more in April Admittedly we have had an unusually cold April but that

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  • Latest News | Honey Bee Haven
    bees his face dropped with worn exasperation He looked down for a moment sighed and said You know I held out for years on buying them GE seeds but now I can t get conventional seeds anymore They just don t carry em This leaves us with two questions 1 What do GE seeds have to do with neonicotinoids and bees Read more about GE corn sick honey bees what s the link Log in or register to post comments Guest Blog My petition to save the bees Submitted by Guest Blog on Thu 04 12 2012 17 46 I am a third generation backyard gardener It was in my father s and my grandmother s gardens that I learned to love many insects most especially bees Bees my grandma said were our partners in the garden Without bees the big apple tree outside her back door could bear no fruit Without them there would be no harvest of the vegetables dad and grandma planted And dad said even the flowers which brightened our yard were a product of our gardening partners the bees Now the bees need our help As a young adult I dreamed of having a garden of my own Read more about Guest Blog My petition to save the bees Log in or register to post comments Momentum to protect bees is mounting Write your local paper and urge action Submitted by panna on Mon 04 09 2012 00 00 The evidence is mounting linking neonicotinoid pesticides and Colony Collapse Disorder Join the public conversation and help build momentum to protect bees Decisionmakers read the letters pages of newspapers to take a pulse on public opinion For this reason letters to the editor are particularly powerful ways to influence the conversation about important emerging issues Send

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  • Bees need help now! Time to up the ante. | Honey Bee Haven
    crop pollination and honey production It s time for EPA to recognize the value of bees to our food system and agricultural economy Earlier this year I shared the early warnings from beekeepers across the country that there wouldn t be enough bees for the 800 000 acres of California almonds And these predictions came true Bee losses are so dramatic this year there simply aren t enough pollinators The losses Steve Ellis experienced were unfortunately the norm rather than the exception Last February Steve had 1 492 honeybee colonies By February of this year he had 1 032 And of those remaining colonies only 680 were healthy enough to rent to almond growers Steve lost 45 of his bees in one year alone Coming off a tough season Tom Frantz a conventional almond grower from Shafter California shared his perspective with me earlier this week The almond industry is in trouble unless EPA takes action to protect bees We are reliant on bees for pollination and strong prices have buoyed our success If bee declines continue problems loom large for almond growers and rural economies What EPA got wrong A year ago today beekeepers and partner organizations including PAN filed a legal petition with EPA urging the agency to consider bee toxic clothianidin an imminent hazard The legal petition argued that the agency should act with greater urgency and speed to protect pollinators from exposure EPA ignored those concerns and the strong science supporting them Agency officials still intend to conclude review of these pesticides in 2018 and meanwhile allow use of the bee harming neonicotinoid pesticides that are currently on the market to continue Neonics are now the most widely used class of insecticide in the world More and more independent scientific evidence has come to light linking

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  • Bee-harming pesticides are bad news for birds, too | Honey Bee Haven
    are increasingly recognized as a key factor The trouble with neonics This week s report highlights the impact of neonics specifically concluding that they are lethal to birds as well as the aquatic systems on which they depend Neonicotinoids are used as seed treatments in hundreds of crops from corn to almonds They are also found in lawn care and flea products And even small doses can have strong repercussions say report authors A single corn kernel coated with a neonicotinoid can kill a songbird Even a tiny grain of wheat or canola treated with the oldest neonicotinoid imidacloprid can poison a bird As little as 1 10 th of a corn seed per day during egg laying season is all that is needed to affect reproduction with any of the neonicotinoids registered to date While bees are more routinely exposed to neonics taken up by the plant and expressed as pollen nectar and guttation dew droplets birds tend to ingest neonic treated seeds directly In short with use so widespread and decisionmakers so slow to act both bees and birds are facing serious trouble According to this week s report which reviews more than 200 studies on neonicotinoids including industry research obtained through the U S Freedom of Information Act the time to take action is now We have a small window of opportunity in which to act EPA s next review of this class of pesticides will not occur for at least 15 years and the damage done in those intervening years will be irreversible Decisive action long overdue EPA is currently reviewing neonicotinoids in a process that is expected to conclude in 2018 This includes consideration of the controversial insecticide clothianidin that came to market through a fast track conditional registration process that sidesteps careful scientific review

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