We went to a workshop in Pittsboro, yesterday.  It was about Natural Beekeeping.

After we got home, it seemed we were inundated by articles about pesticides and how they are compromising the immune systems of bees.  Not killing them outright, just making it easier for other things to do the job.

First, this:
Bee Aware from Greg Stanley on Vimeo.

Then, these:

Bee Off in The Economist

Pesticides blamed for bee decline in The Independent

Dying Honeybees: It was the insecticides all along from

More Damning Evidence Points to Pesticide as Cause of Mass Bee Deaths at

I don’t think CCD is caused by one thing.  I think it is a sign of a systemic disease.


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