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Syngenta asks EPA to raise tolerance level for thiamethoxam

Syngenta asks EPA to raise tolerance level for 'bee-killing' chemical Greenwire: Friday, September 5, 2014 Tiffany Stecker, E&E reporter To comment on this proposed change, go here: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0758-0015 Seed and crop management company Syngenta Crop Protection LLC has petitioned U.S. EPA to increase the legal tolerance for a neonicotinoid pesticide residue in several crops -- in … [Read More...]

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Have you used HiveTracks? Join the Washington State Beekeepers group!

Hello fellow Beekeepers, I would like to introduce a fascinating and useful web based hive management tool called HiveTracks. It is one the better hive management software I have used. The website is comprehensive and very easy to use. Another great feature is it is free! One very useful item of the site is you can set up a group of members that can share their data with the other beekeepers in the group. This is a great way to see what … [Read More...]

Michael Bush at Olympia Beekeepers Association!

Save the date! Michael Bush, author of "The Practical Beekeeper" will be presenting a full day of instruction and information on October 25th sponsored by the Olympia Beekeepers Association. It is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to spend the day with a renowned beekeeper who will be sharing his knowledge with us. Registration information coming soon!   … [Read More...]

Are bees intelligent?

By Anne Buchanan The full aritcle is here :http://ecodevoevo.blogspot.ca/2014/06/are-bees-intelligent.html The other day, Ken and I had coffee with a couple of philosophers who spend their time thinking about philosophy of the mind.  What is consciousness?  Do non-human organisms have consciousness?  What is intelligence?  How do we make decisions?  What about ants?  These are hard questions to answer, perhaps even unanswerable, but … [Read More...]

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Pesticide Levels in Waterways Have Dropped – NYT

New York Times By MICHAEL WINES SEPT. 11, 2014 To see more of this article, please go here: http://nyti.ms/1rQ8mFl The development of safer pesticides and legal restrictions on their use have sharply reduced the risk to humans from pesticide-tainted rivers and streams, while the potential risk to aquatic life in urban waters has risen, according to […]

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