Beekeeper Perspective on Colony Collapse Disorder

honeybeepb_2_150pxnews_views_icon“What’s Killing the Bees? Pesticides, But Not the Ones You Think,” by Randy Oliver.
I’m a professional beekeeper and independent research scientist. My sons and I run a 1000-colony beekeeping operation. I talk on a daily basis with beekeepers and researchers around the world. Bees are my life. I’m also a lifelong environmentalist and organic gardener, coming of age at the time Silent Spring was published. So when bee colonies — including my own — started to die at an increased rate in the winter of 2004-5, roughly coinciding with the introduction of the neonicotinoid insecticides, the claim that they were killing off the bees resonated with me. But my scientific training called for me to actually check the facts of the situation. Read the full article at The Daily Caller.

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