Researchers at Colorado State University have found that cultivating hemp will be a crucial tool in fighting the dangerous decline in the bee population.
By Matt Agorist – June 16, 2019
As the world population of honeybees continues to decline at a dangerous rate, a new study from Colorado State University purports to have found the answer to quell the decline—hemp. The reason hemp is such a boon to the bee population is simple, it is a great source of pollen.
Read more via Study Shows Growing Hemp is a Powerful Tool to Fight Bee Population Decline — The Free Thought Project
Police are looking for an arsonist who burned several beehives in Alvin, Texas, leading to the deaths of more than half a million bees, CNN reported Wednesday.
The hives belonged to the Brazoria County Beekeepers Association, which had 24 colonies at the site in total. The hives were discovered burning early Saturday morning by a sheriff’s deputy, who extinguished the flames. Some of the bee boxes had also been tossed into a pond on the site.
Read more via 500,000 Bees Killed by Texas Arsonist — Waking Times
Vic Bishop, Staff Writer
Just under the radar of public concerns is the fact that bees and pollinator insects are dying off in catastrophic numbers, and if we are unable to reverse this trend, we face a very different kind of future. Bees in particular appear to be acutely affected by neonicotinoid pesticides along with other fungicides and herbicides. They are losing their habitats.
Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch
A new study has found that exposure to certain pesticides can alter bees‘ genes, leading researchers to call for tougher regulations on the widely-used chemicals.
The study, published Wednesday in Molecular Ecology, looked at the impact of two neonicotinoidpesticides on bumblebee populations and found that they impacted genes involved in a variety of important biological processes.
via Pesticide Exposure Changes Bees’ Genes — Waking Times
February 25, 2019 by: Tracey Watson
(Natural News) Bees, like many of the world’s insects, are in crisis, and their numbers are dwindling at an alarming rate. At the same time, the world’s population – and its reliance on insect-pollinated crops – continues to grow at an equally alarming pace. The bees might be in crisis right now, but pretty soon it will be humans who are in really serious trouble.
While the world’s governments have started to wake up to the dangers pesticides pose to honeybees, a series of studies by the University of Guelph, published in the journal Environmental Entomology recently, warns that these measures are not enough. They also warn that other species of bees, including bumblebees and solitary bees, are at least as important as the honeybee when it comes to the pollination of food, and yet these species have, for the most part, been virtually ignored in terms of pesticide risk assessment measures. (Related: As global insect population plunges toward total ecological collapse, the corporate-run media still censors the truth about GMOs and pesticides.)…Read more
via Biologists: Pesticide regulations designed to protect bees are failing — NaturalNews.com
(Natural News) For more than a decade, Natural News has been warning the public about the dangers of the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides, and the genetic modification of plants to withstand the onslaught of such chemicals. In return, Natural News – like most members of the independent media – has been vilified, mocked and even censored by the mainstream media. Worse, even generally respected journalists have stubbornly insisted, despite mounting evidence that these chemicals have a profoundly negative effect on human and environmental health, that so-called “conventional” farming methods are totally safe.
Sadly, Big Agri has continued to sell its deadly poisons, and things have now become so bad that even some in the mainstream media have started reporting on the devastating impact these chemicals continue to have on insect populations. Read more
via As global insect population plunges toward total ecological collapse, the corporate-run media still censors the truth about GMOs and pesticides — NaturalNews.com
Morgan Freeman is one of those famous people that is adored by both the young and the old. He is an actor, filmmaker, as well as director and he, is known for a lot of different roles that he played during his long Hollywood career, so it is difficult to keep track, but his newest…Read more & short video: “Morgan Freeman Is a Beekeeper Now”
via Morgan Freeman Is Now A Beekeeper; He Converts His 124-Acre Ranch Into A Giant Sanctuary To Help Save The Bee Population — Era of Light