Bee Deaths Continue Around the World as Pesticide Use and Toxicity Increases — Wake Up World – August 26th, 2019

By Nikki Harper

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

It has been more than twenty years since the first alarming reports of declining bee numbers began to surface, and thirteen years since the first incidents of colony collapse disorder were reported [1]. Statistics show that honeybee populations in the United States, for example, have declined from around 6 million hives in 1947 to 2.4 million hives in 2008, a reduction of some 60% [2]. →

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France First Country to Ban Bee-Killing Neonicotinoids in Europe — Waking Times – September 18, 2018

Heather Callaghan, Contributor Waking Times In 2016, France’s National Assembly voted to totally ban the bee-killing pesticides known as neonicotinoids by September 2018. Now, the time has come to make good on that plan, the country announced on Saturday. While farmers are incensed by this move, beekeepers are even angrier. Earlier this summer, Parisian beekeepers staged a bee funeral to really…..Read more

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Bayer Accidentally Funds Study Showing Its Pesticide is Killing Bees, Promptly Denies Conclusions — July 1, 2017

The study, which poses a threat to Bayer’s profits, is the first to establish direct causation between neonicotinoid pesticides and declining bee populations.

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