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  • Shaking up the White House hive | Honey Bee Haven
    need to reflect on the reality of the plight of bees beekeepers and farmers alike This means they can t avoid addressing the role pesticides play A comprehensive plan that supports a healthy food and farming system will have to immediately restrict use of systemic pesticides like neonicotinoids neonics and stop new harmful products from coming to market And it must include support and incentives to help farmers shift to more sustainable farming practices Some of the concepts being bandied about don t go nearly far enough and tend to put the burden on beekeepers rather than on pesticide manufacturers and federal regulators Here are a few ideas that are worth calling out as wholly inadequate State pollinator plans The White House may rely more heavily on states in its new plan As recent plans out of North Dakota and Florida show this can place the burden heavily on beekeepers Both these new state plans establish registries and 48 hour notification for beekeepers to move or cover hives from pesticide applications In some states there are simply no safe areas for bees given repeated applications on nearby fields plus the persistence of many pesticides especially neonicotinoids in plants soil and water Forcing beekeepers to pick up and leave also disrupts pollination and places more stress on bees Best management practices When government officials don t want to take meaningful action they often fall back on best management practices BMPs voluntary guidelines for growers and beekeepers alike Numerous national stakeholder meetings have developed and recommended such guidelines and while important they can t do enough to protect bees Providing education and sharing learnings and best practices is certainly a good thing but this can t be the response to the dramatic bee declines we face today Weak label changes Comprehensive label

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  • Bayer, bees & the Hall of Shame | Honey Bee Haven
    systems and impair important brain functions impeding the ability to navigate forage for food and reproduce Any corporation that puts profits above the integrity of our food and farming system deserves to be taken to task Bayer is certainly catching some heat for its bee harming products most recently a group of Canadian beekeepers launched a class action lawsuit against Bayer and Syngenta for negligence in the design and sale of neonicotinoids But so far Bayer has stood unapologetically by its neonic products Why Neonics are the most widely used insecticide in the world and a major contributor to Bayer s bottom line In 2009 Bayer raked in 1 1 billion from sales of imidacloprid and 439 million from clothianidin Bee washing the pesticide problem We all have a lot to lose if bee populations keep plummeting since bees are responsible for one in three bites of food we eat But while the general public is relying on decisionmakers to protect bees from pesticides Bayer has a vested interest in keeping these chemicals on the market To distract from the role their products play in bee declines Bayer has invested in a high profile PR campaign to spin themselves as bee friendly As a report by Friends of the Earth has shown Bayer relies on tactics straight out of Big Tobacco s playbook to manufacture doubt about the role of pesticides in bee declines The science clearly shows that multiple interacting factors including neonicotinoids other insecticides and fungicides habitat loss and pathogens contribute to declining bee populations But Bayer consistently pushes its everything but pesticides party line using a wide array of tactics and very deep pockets to broadcast their message In 2013 the company launched a national Bee Care Tour trucking spokespeople across the country for speaking engagements at

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