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USDA Ignores Pesticide Killing Bee Population

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Karlis
It has recently been reported that certain research was suppressed concerning the bee decline which has been occurring over the past few years.There has been a great deal of cover up and secrecy regarding the ongoing bee deaths, enraging environmentalists and activists alike. arrow3.gifRead more...

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I don't know what cover up they are talking about, it is a well known fact that there hardly is a pesticide innocuous to bees, even if they don't keel over the same second it is spayed.

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Ashotep

There are plants that don't pollinate well without bees. So this is very disturbing to me, less pollination means less crop output and higher prices in the store.

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Sir Wearer of Hats

There are plants that don't pollinate well without bees. So this is very disturbing to me, less pollination means less crop output and higher prices in the store.

there are some plants that don't pollinate at all without bees. BUT "such plants aren't cash crops, so who cares" says Monsanto etc.

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there are some plants that don't pollinate at all without bees. BUT "such plants aren't cash crops, so who cares" says Monsanto etc.

... besides the little fact that artificial honey has been made....

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Wickian

They've also discovered a new parasite that has been targeting honeybees.

A heap of dead bees was supposed to become food for a newly captured praying mantis. Instead, the pile ended up revealing a previously unrecognized suspect in colony collapse disorder—a mysterious condition that for several years has been causing declines in U.S. honeybee populations, which are needed to pollinate many important crops. This new potential culprit is a bizarre—and potentially devastating—parasitic fly that has been taking over the bodies of honeybees (Apis mellifera) in Northern California.

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The bee's are being hit from two fronts of both natural predators and pesticides.

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