Ontario To Reduce Seed Treatment Pesticides

This ezine is also available online at http://live.ezezine.com/ezine/archives/1636/1636-2014. CATCH THE BUZZ Ontario To Reduce Seed Treatment Pesticides Alan Harman    The Ontario government commits to an 80% reduction in the number of acres planted with neonicotinoid treated corn and soybean seed by 2017, a move welcomed by the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association … [Read more...]

City of Olympia Bans Neonicotinoid Pesticides on City Land

The City of Olympia passed a resolution regarding the use of Neonicotinoid pesticides. Read the resolution here: Ltr and Resolution re neonics_Nov 3 … [Read more...]

Catch the Buzz – Using microscopic phages to stop AFB


            This ezine is also available online at http://live.ezezine.com/ezine/archives/1636/1636-2014. Saving Bees, Stopping Antibiotic Use…What Could Be Better? For decades, honey bees have been battling a deadly disease that kills off their babies (larvae) and leads to hive collapse. It's called American Foulbrood … [Read more...]

WSBA Update – Mark Emrich

Dear Fellow Members, First, let me thank you for your trust in me to lead W.S.B.A. as your President for one last year. Congratulations to the rest of the board who were also re-elected to their positions. I want to thank the present field reps for electing to stay another year with me, also our legislative team that has been working very hard for all of us. We have made some great inroads in … [Read more...]

California State Beekeepers Association – 125th Annual Convention

The California State Beekeepers Association, “Celebrating 125 Years of California Beekeeping,” kicks off its 2014 CSBA Annual Convention on November 18-20, in Valencia, California. Panel discussions “Keeping Bees Safe in Almonds,” “Land Trusts Working with Beekeepers,” and a session by Dr. Reed Johnson on “The Effects of Bee Safe Insecticides,” are among the hot topics being presented. CSBA … [Read more...]

Michael Bush at Olympia Beekeepers Association!

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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. Register now!  Oly-Beekeepers-Workshop … [Read more...]

WSBA Annual Meeting and Elections! October 26

This year's annual meeting will be at the glorious Rodeo City BBQ located in downtown Ellensberg. Join us for committee meetings on Sunday, October 26 starting at 10AM with lunch at 12 noon. The general membership meeting starts at 12:30 PM with elections to follow. 204 N Main St, Ellensburg, WA 98926 (509) 962-2727 … [Read more...]

An open letter to EPA from 60 members of Congress

Catch The Buzz by Kim Flottum (view all archives) CATCH THE BUZZ - A Letter To EPA from Congress http://live.ezezine.com/ezine/archives/1636/1636-2014.   CATCH THE BUZZ An open letter to EPA from 60 members of Congress Dear Administrator McCarthy, On June 20, 2014, President Obama issued a directive to federal agencies to create a federal strategy to … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 a two-decade survey published on … [Read more...]