What’s Really Threatening Honeybees

CEI_logo-2“Rash Regulation Is What’s Really Threatening Honeybees,” Angela Logomasini.honeybee
The honeybee is a powerful symbol of nature’s generosity given that these industrious critters pollinate crops around the world. Green activist groups and others are capitalizing on that symbol to spread fear and misinformation—to advance an unrelated crusade against agrochemicals. Unfortunately, if regulators continue to accept activist-generated spin, not only will food production suffer, honeybees will as well. This issue has blossomed into a media frenzy during the past several years as activists declare, “Beepocalypse!” They blame a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids for Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a phenomenon in which worker bees disappear usually after hibernation, leaving behind the queen and honey. Read more.

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