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(Natural News) A recent study showed that pesticides can harm bee populations for generations. The paper, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, found that bee populations can take a hit for generations once a bee is exposed to a common pesticide in its first year of life.
(True Activist) With the world and humanity facing a massive disruption in everyday life and economic normality screeching to a halt, the world has given mother nature a forced break that would have never happened without the pandemic occurring. With practically all countries on a lockdown, thee has been less pollution, traffic and a significant improvement in the environment all over the world. Metro reports that bees have been thriving for this very reason in a way that hasn’t been seen in years.
According to Denrosa Apiaries, the largest bee farm located in the U.K., the “new normal” that people are starting to get used to which entails shopping locally, traveling way less only within the region you live in and less traffic and pollution from cars is giving all bee colonies a healing effect. →
Beekeepers in the United States have begun to organize against a recent decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to allow a dangerous insecticide back on the market. The beekeepers have filed a lawsuit against the government agency for its inaction on the powerful insecticide, “sulfoxaflor.” The lawsuit cites information and statistics about the health risks to humans, animals, and insects.
The beekeepers are being represented by Earthjustice, a legal group that works on cases involving the environment. Greg Loarie, one of the attorneys with Earthjustice, says that a restriction on sulfoxaflor was removed by the Trump administration, despite scientific evidence proving how dangerous it is. →
(Natural News) In a rare public appearance, I will be the Friday evening keynote speaker at the upcoming “Legends” conference in Branson, Missouri, organized byGenSix.com (Steve Quayle). The event takes place September 13 – 15. Tickets are available to attend in person, and live streaming access is also available atGenSix.com. I have no financial stake in ticket sales, and they are very affordable for those who wish to attend in person.
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 declineat 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.
Last week Activist Postreportedthat Monsanto had kept dossiers on influential people throughout France and other European countries. This week, it was revealed that the German chemical and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer disclosed that Monsanto, the controversial U.S. pesticide producer behind genetically modified organisms (GMOs) involved in more than 13,000 plaintiffs lawsuits alleging illness had kept “watch lists” of its opponents including journalists in key EU member states and in EU institutions.
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.
Morgan Freeman has long been known for having a voice of gold, using his clout and vocal talents for such worthy causes as environmental conservationist group One Earth. But it has also become apparent that the beloved actor also has a heart of gold–especially now that he has devoted his ranch to helping save honeybees.
The 81-year old actor took up beekeeping on his 124-acre Mississippi ranch as a simple hobby in 2014, largely in reaction to the mass die-offs that were occurring and continue to this day.
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 byneonicotinoid pesticidesalong with other fungicides and herbicides. They are losing their habitats.