(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. →
Read more via Hundreds Of Bee Colonies In The U.K. Are Thriving, Thanks To The Abrupt Pause Of People’s Busy Lifestyle, Which Has Allowed Nature To Heal — True Activist
Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams
A new report released Tuesday draws attention to the worldwide decline in insects and calls for global policies to boost the conservation of both agriculture and the six-footed creatures.
The publication, entitled Insect Atlas, comes from two progressive networks: Brussels-based Friends of the Earth and Berlin-based Heinrich Böll Foundation. →
Read more via Save the Insects, Save the Farmers, Save Ourselves: New Global Report Calls for End of Industrial Agriculture — Waking Times
September 20, 2019 – John Vibes, Truth Theory
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. →
Read more via US Beekeepers File Lawsuit Against EPA Over Approval Of Dangerous Pesticide — Waking Times
(Natural News) In a rare public appearance, I will be the Friday evening keynote speaker at the upcoming “Legends” conference in Branson, Missouri, organized by GenSix.com (Steve Quayle). The event takes place September 13 – 15. Tickets are available to attend in person, and live streaming access is also available at GenSix.com. I have no financial stake in ticket sales, and they are very affordable for those who wish to attend in person.
Read more via Rare public appearance: Mike Adams to be keynote speaker at upcoming GenSix “True Legends” conference in Branson, Missouri, with a final warning for humanity — NaturalNews.com
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
By Aaron Kesel
Last week Activist Post reported that 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.
Read more via Monsanto Faces More Than 13,000 Plaintiffs Amid Calls In Europe They Kept Dossiers On Influential People Both Pro And Anti Pesticide, Rigged Studies —
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
Elias Marat, TMU
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.
Read more & video: “Morgan Freeman Is a Beekeeper Now” (4:24) Morgan Freeman Turns his 124-Acre Ranch into Huge Honeybee Sanctuary to Save the Bees — 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