Beekeeper Fingers Ethanol Mandate

WPC_logohoneybee“My Bees, Pesticides and Washington State’s Biofuel Mandate,” by Todd Myers.
The sun is slowly arriving and the bees in my new beehives, as well as bees across the Northwest, will be happier for it. As they begin to pollinate flowers and orchards, however, they will face a number of challenges: Varroa mites, wasps, pesticides and loss of suitable bee pasture. Recently, various members of the environmental community have seized on the threat from one type of pesticide, known as neonicotinoids, claiming it is responsible for what has been a very difficult few years for bees and beekeepers. Read the full article on the Washington Policy Center Blog.

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