Global Impact Of Neonicotinoids On Bees: this page is a continuation of information found here.
The French bee-deaths documentary 'Temoin Genant' (Embarassing Witness) is now on
Youtube; it deals with the disaster which struck the French beekeeping industry as far back as 1994 - when over 400,000 colonies a year were killed following the introduction of the systemic neurotoxin Imidacloprid/ 'Gaucho' for use on sunflowers and maize.
This is the link for part one: http://youtu.be/9boueJGtLPY
This is part Two: http://youtu.be/XM2Agj68uCk
Part three: http://youtu.be/CC9fWFE8ExM
Part Four: http://youtu.be/okA8pxkoXX4
The UK Environment Audit Committee accuses the UK government of breathtaking arrogance over their refusal to acknowledge the dangers of neonicotinoids to bees - more information.
There has been some
controversy surrounding the British Beekeepers Association and their
relationship with the pesticide industry. A further item is available on this link.
The BBKA say the losses of
honey bees in the UK – reaching up to almost 53% in some regions 2012/2013, are
primarily down to weather and diseases – there is no attempt to investigate whether there is a
significantly higher number of losses depending on location of hives (e.g. proximity to fields, near treated golf courses). More information here.
The BBKA’s Tim Lovett appears in BayerCropScience video.
The majority of the public want neonicotinoids banned, according to YouGov survey.
UK government bee scientist will now be paid directly by the agrochemicals industry - see introductory paragraph – she was also involved with the flawed bumblebee study.
This film (copy and paste link):
highlights the experiences of beekeepers, and
the stance of denial of the Dutch beekeeping association, and asks ‘why’.
Information website by Dutch toxicologist, Dr Henk Tennekes.
Beekeepers in 5 Bulgarian Cities Stage Protests, see:
See also: Bee Deaths Causing Concern in Pomurje
Apparently there have been protests from Polish beekeepers over neonicotinoids and GMO, but I am unable to verify this. Two interesting links:
Other links - go from Global Impact Of Neonicotinoids On Bees? to:
How do neonicotinoids work? A look at the claims made by BayerCropscience for effects of their neonicotinoid on termites, and a comparison with reported effects on bees.
Neonicotinoids and non-target insects - a look at the evidence from industry patents.
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