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  • Honey Bee Haven | Map your haven
    with CAI to nominate a particularly bad actor in our food and farming system Bayer CropScience Here at PAN we re committed to shining a light on the misdeeds of the Big 6 the world s largest pesticide companies Read more about Bayer bees the Hall of Shame Log in or register to post comments Neonics Not much help to farmers Submitted by panna on Tue 12 09 2014 20 04 Independent scientists have been saying it for a while now neonicotinoid pesticides aren t all they re cracked up to be And finally scientists and economists at the Environmental Protection Agency EPA are showing signs that they re listening to the science Last Thursday EPA released preliminary findings on neonic coated soybeans a small part of the agency s broader review of neonicotinoids EPA s headline finding Neonicotinoid seed treatments provide negligible overall benefits to soybean production in most situations We know neonics are harmful to bees and other pollinators a Read more about Neonics Not much help to farmers Log in or register to post comments Even more bee toxic pesticides Submitted by panna on Mon 10 20 2014 21 03 Pesticide corporation Syngenta is pushing the Environmental Protection Agency EPA to allow even more use of one of its bee harming neonicotinoids thiamethoxam But with science clearly showing that neonics harm bees and other pollinators contributing to dramatic die offs in recent years allowing increased use of this chemical would be a striking move in the wrong direction If EPA grants the request more thiamethoxam will be applied to common crops including corn soybeans wheat and alfalfa that cover over 250 million acres of U S farmland much of it in the Midwest Read more about Even more bee toxic pesticides Log in or register to post comments Mexican beekeepers vs Monsanto Submitted by panna on Tue 09 16 2014 19 12 Beekeepers and indigenous groups in the Mexican state of Yucatán recently won an important court decision against Monsanto A district judge overturned Monsanto s permit for commercial planting of RoundUp ready soybeans in the state The judge found that co existence between honey production and GMO soybeans is not possible given European restrictions on imports of honey contaminated with GMO pollen The court also took regulators to task for ignoring the constitutional requirement to consult with indigenous groups on decisions affecting their territory According to an in depth article Read more about Mexican beekeepers vs Monsanto Log in or register to post comments Neonics in the water Submitted by panna on Thu 08 07 2014 00 00 We ve known for some time that neonicotinoids the class of systemic bee harming insecticides are water soluble They ve been detected in surface water in several agriculture heavy states And now they re showing up in Midwestern waters Last month the U S Geological Survey released a report finding clothianidin one of the most widely used neonics in 75 of Midwest streams surveyed Other common neonics were

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    of corn seed in the U S is pre treated with neonics This is particularly bad news for pollinators since we know neonics pose a threat to bees even at low levels Dr Read more about Neonic seed treatments don t add up Log in or register to post comments Building buzz for bees Submitted by panna on Thu 03 20 2014 00 00 Pressure on the Environmental Protection Agency to safeguard bees continues to grow stronger Today in DC PAN joined partners to hand deliver a message from more than half a million people to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Step up and prioritize protecting bees from harmful pesticides Even though independent studies clearly show that neonicotinoid pesticides or neonics are hazardous to bees EPA won t conclude its review of these chemicals until 2018 Meanwhile neonics are the most widely used class of insecticides in the world Read more about Building buzz for bees Log in or register to post comments Bee love coast to coast Submitted by panna on Tue 02 18 2014 00 00 Last Wednesday morning thirty people braved the cold to swarm a Minneapolis Home Depot asking the store to show bees some love on Valentine s Day Babies in bee suits beekeepers on bicycles and a slew of other Minnesotans were eager to urge home garden stores to stop selling bee harming neonicotinoid pesticides and plants pre treated with neonics Retailers like Home Depot have a unique opportunity to act as industry leaders by taking these products known to endanger bees off their shelves Since I was visiting our Oakland office last week I got to join my PAN colleagues and Read more about Bee love coast to coast Log in or register to post comments Valentine s Day action Submitted by panna on Tue 02 11 2014 00 40 This week bee lovers across the country will be swarming Home Depot and Lowe s stores calling on these major home garden retailers to stop selling pesticides that are harmful to bees Last August a pilot study from Friends of the Earth found that many bee friendly plants sold at Home Depot and Lowe s come pretreated with neonicotinoids insecticides that are a key contributor to bee die offs This week s swarms will be nudging home garden stores to take neonicotinoids and plants pretreated with these chemicals off their shelves Home Depot and Lowe s haven t Read more about Valentine s Day action Log in or register to post comments Bad news for baby bees Submitted by panna on Thu 01 30 2014 00 00 Neonicotinoid pesticides or neonics continue to gain notoriety as a driving factor in declining bee populations But a mounting body of evidence also shows that neonics aren t the only class of pesticides harming these critical pollinators A report released this week by researchers from Penn State and the University of Florida helps build a case that several pesticides commonly found in hives kill bee larvae Researchers

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    EPA s new labels And even if followed to the letter the labels fail to address a primary route of exposure through pre treated seeds Read more about EPA bee protective labels don t cut it Log in or register to post comments Bee friendly plants Think again Submitted by panna on Sat 08 17 2013 04 21 Honey bees are up against a lot these days no thanks to a lack of action from EPA And new data released today adds to the growing list of concerns for pollinators home garden plants that come pre treated with bee harming pesticides In a pilot study released today by the Pesticide Research Institute and Friends of the Earth the groups tested plants from major home garden stores across the country and found that more than half of the samples contained pesticides at levels shown to harm or kill bees This adds a new dimension to the broader picture of pesticides and bee health Read more about Bee friendly plants Think again Log in or register to post comments Buzz off Monsanto Submitted by panna on Mon 06 17 2013 00 00 Last week the term bee washing emerged in public conversation It doesn t refer to some new bee cleaning service but to the insidious efforts of Monsanto and other pesticide corporations to discredit science about the impacts of pesticides on bees especially neonicotinoids by creating public relations tours new research centers and new marketing strategies This week pesticide makers are showcasing these tactics during National Pollinator Week with offers of free seed packets to people who take their poorly named pollinator pledge The bee washing term has gained traction as Read more about Buzz off Monsanto Log in or register to post comments How are you celebrating Pollinator Week Submitted by panna on Mon 06 17 2013 00 00 Happy Pollinator Week Join PAN Beyond Pesticides and Center for Food Safety this week as we celebrate the importance of bees the vital pollinators responsible for one in three bites of food we eat With beekeepers reporting record breaking losses and policymakers moving much too slowly to address known threats like neonicotinoid pesticides bees need all the help they can get Join us in working to protect bees and other pollinators And help spread the word across social media as we celebrate PollinatorWeek Events online and across the country include Daily Twitter Chat Join PAN Read more about How are you celebrating Pollinator Week Log in or register to post comments EPA follow the science protect bees Submitted by panna on Mon 06 17 2013 00 00 Great news for bees In a historic vote the European Union EU passed a continent wide restriction on the use of bee harming pesticides Despite immense pressure from the pesticide industry a majority of EU countries sided with bees Here in the U S policymakers have yet to step up And with beekeepers in this country reporting record breaking bee losses this year up

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  • Contact | Honey Bee Haven
    Havens Community Havens Map Create Community Havens What s New Take the Pledge You are here Home Contact Thank your for you interest in Honey Bee Haven Comments questions Please use the form to contact us Your name Your e

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  • EPA sidesteps chance to protect bees | Honey Bee Haven
    Ellis one of the petitioners and owner of Old Mill Honey Co with operations in California and Minnesota says the beekeepers are disappointed EPA has signaled a willingness to favor pesticide corporations over bees and beekeepers This decision puts beekeepers rural economies and our food system at risk And the injury we are sustaining this year will be unnecessarily repeated Bees are running out of time This spring and summer beekeepers from New York to Ohio and Minnesota are reporting extraordinarily large bee die offs due in part to pesticides exposure The die offs are similar to what beekeepers have reported in the past few weeks in Canada where EPA has admitted there are 120 bee kill reports a huge number According to USDA beekeepers have been losing an average 30 of their honey bee colonies each year since 2006 but some are losing many more New scientific studies continue to emerge that clearly point to pesticides along with pathogens and nutrition as a key catalyst of these alarming bee die offs And recent studies in both the U S and in Europe show that small amounts of neonicotinoids both alone and in combination with other pesticides can cause impaired communication disorientation decreased longevity suppressed immunity and disruption of brood cycles in honey bees Neonicotinoid treatment of corn seeds is thought to be one of the leading pathways for exposure What are they waiting for Last month over 250 000 people from across the country urged EPA to follow the science and move swiftly to suspend the use of clothianidin At the same time pesticide manufacturer Bayer CropScience has attempted to refute and discredit new key scientific information showing the hazard clothianidin poses to bees According to Paul Towers media director for PAN EPA is failing to follow the science

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  • Bees & Pesticides: State of the Science | Honey Bee Haven
    a 22 page report on the factors behind colony collapse disorder CCD with a sustained focus on the particular role of pesticides By collecting and presenting the findings of dozens of peer reviewed scientific studies including a series of damning studies published in the last year we hope to provide concerned citizens and decisionmakers alike with a point of reference in the heated public debate over what is causing our

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  • Latest News | Honey Bee Haven
    awareness to the vital role bees birds butterflies and other pollinators play in creating a diverse bountiful food system In fact honey bees pollinate one out of every three bites of food we eat and they re in serious trouble This Pollinator Week will you join in the fight to safeguard our valuable pollinators Here are five simple ways you can get involved 1 Know the issue With so much conflicting information available online it s important to Read more about 5 things you can do to help bees this Pollinator Week Log in or register to post comments EPA bees need more Submitted by panna on Mon 06 15 2015 17 59 Last month on the heels of the rollout of the White House s plan to protect honey bees and other pollinators EPA announced its own piece of the plan a new rule that would limit the use of some bee harming pesticides when honey bee colonies are contracted for pollination EPA s new rule has made headlines After years of pressure from PAN and our partners for federal decisionmakers to take the bee crisis seriously it s good to see EPA acknowledge the pesticide problem But EPA s proposed new rule is remarkably short on meaningful action As part of EPA s proposed new rule the agency Read more about EPA bees need more Log in or register to post comments Swing a miss on bee harming pesticides Submitted by panna on Mon 06 15 2015 17 56 Once again it looks like federal decisionmakers are sidestepping the issue of bee harming pesticides The Pollinator Health Task Force launched almost a year ago by President Obama released its strategy for addressing pollinator declines last week without tackling the pesticide problem While the plan sets an ambitious goal

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  • Latest News | Honey Bee Haven
    eagerly await the unveiling of the White House s new plan to protect bees But if recent events are any indication officials aren t getting the message that pesticides are a key part of the problem Just one day before my talk EPA approved another bee harming pesticide With this recent decision it s time to shake up the White House hive No not the beehive near the Obamas kitchen garden but the politics that are blocking progress for the nation s pollinators Read more about Shaking up the White House hive Log in or register to post comments Bayer bees the Hall of Shame Submitted by panna on Wed 03 11 2015 23 46 This may be the only time you see PAN nominate a pesticide manufacturer for an award Every year our friends at Corporate Accountability International CAI highlight the year s worst corporate actors in their Corporate Hall of Shame The Hall of Shame helps hold corporations accountable for the most egregious examples of corporate abuse This year we re partnering with CAI to nominate a particularly bad actor in our food and farming system Bayer CropScience Here at PAN we re committed to shining a light on the misdeeds of the Big 6 the world s largest pesticide companies Read more about Bayer bees the Hall of Shame Log in or register to post comments Neonics Not much help to farmers Submitted by panna on Tue 12 09 2014 20 04 Independent scientists have been saying it for a while now neonicotinoid pesticides aren t all they re cracked up to be And finally scientists and economists at the Environmental Protection Agency EPA are showing signs that they re listening to the science Last Thursday EPA released preliminary findings on neonic coated soybeans a small part

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