AFB Discovery Good News for the future

CATCH THE BUZZ Discovery aims to fight destructive bee disease University of Guelph researchers hope their new discovery will help combat a disease killing honeybee populations around the world. The researchers have found a toxin released by the pathogen that causes American foulbrood disease -- Paenibacillus larvae (P. larvae) -- and developed a lead-based inhibitor against it. The study … [Read more...]

Beekeepers Partner with Corporations to Create Pollinator Habitat

This ezine is also available online at http://live.ezezine.com/ezine/archives/1636/1636-2014.12.10.11.40.archive.html CATCH THE BUZZ Beekeepers Partner with Corporations to Create Pollinator Habitat The Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) has awarded a grant “Beekeepers Collaborating to Create Pollinator Habitats” to beekeeping groups. The project is a partnership of Medina County … [Read more...]

Ontario To Reduce Seed Treatment Pesticides

This ezine is also available online at http://live.ezezine.com/ezine/archives/1636/1636-2014.11.26.11.15.archive.html 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

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            This ezine is also available online at http://live.ezezine.com/ezine/archives/1636/1636-2014.10.28.13.54.archive.html 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...]

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...]

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/1636/1636-2014.10.02.08.59.archive.html   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...]