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Apiary Experts Still Have No Cure For Mass Honeybee Die-Offs
2013-09-10 14:26:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A scientist speaking at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) discussed that apiary experts still have no cure for what is killing off honeybees. Richard Fell, an emeritus professor of entomology at Virginia Tech, said that scientists not only have not been able to find a cure, they still are not even sure what is causing the mass deaths in the honeybee population. "Some estimates put the...

2013-03-15 12:22:02

BRUSSELS, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ECPA recommends proportionate, evidence-based approach, as Standing Committee delivers 'no opinion' on neonicotinoids Member States have failed to reach a qualified majority in a vote potentially leading to a ban on the use of neonicotinoid based pesticides on crops attractive to bees. The European Commission's Appeal Committee will now decide the fate of this important agricultural technology. Friedhelm Schmider Director...

2013-01-16 20:20:37

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) today presented its report which finds that the neonicotinoid class of insecticides poses unacceptable hazards to bees. The report concludes that certain crops treated with neonicotinoid chemicals --imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam-- are of "critical concern" for bee health. Beekeepers and environmental activists welcome these recent scientific findings that they say support a U.S. ban on...