We Don’t Need To Ban Pesticides To Save Bees

The irony is that if passed, the Saving America’s Pollinators Act would actually be detrimental to bees and other pollinating species, while harming America’s farmers. By Henry I. Miller, The Federalist Some old ideas for bad laws are endlessly recycled. Take the case of the Saving America’s Pollinators Act, a nearly six-year-old initiative now cosponsored…

Environmentalist scare stories – Never mind! — WUWT?

Foreword: Environmental activists always claim they merely want better public policies, to save the Earth and its endangered species. Far too often, their real goal is acquiring more money and power – by misdiagnosing and misrepresenting, exaggerating and fabricating, ecological crises. It’s the road to the hell of badpublic policy. And it’s not always paved… via…

What Happened to the Beepocalypse?

In 2006 bees started disappearing. Beekeepers reported losing up to 90% of their beehives. And no one knew why. Nearly every news outlet and environmentalist group sounded the alarm, warning of an imminent beepocalypse that would devastate our food supply. But while alarm bells rang, things turned around. And bee colonies are now at a…

Study: Correct neonic use reveals no honeybee colony risk

If correctly used, a University of Guelph research team found no colony-level risk to honeybees from neonic pesticides after going through a number of published and unpublished manuscripts. Upon the request of Bayer and Syngenta, researchers at the University of Gelph, headed by toxicologist Keith Solomon and aide teacher Gladys Stephenson, examined 64 papers from…

Swiss bee expert: focus on vorra mites, not pesticides

A bee specialist out of Switzerland named Jean-Daniel Charrière was interviewed by Swissinfo in which Dr. Charrière states that while neonic pesticides should be concerned about neonic pesticides, but the biggest threat to bee populations and the focus of policies to help them should be on vorra mites. He is quoted as saying: For the…

Study: Neonicotinoid pesticides have minimal impact on bees

During late June, the Los Angeles Times published a story citing a recent study conducted by UK scientists and published in Science magazine. The mainstream news media claimed that neonicotinoid pesticides have been found to do harm honey and wild bees. However, Competitive Enterprise Institute Senior Fellow Andrea Lagomasini reviewed the manuscript and found that…

Bee “colony collapse” another environmental hoax

Ezra Levant of TheRebel.media has been following an eco-scam for a future years now: the idea that bees are dying at an alarming rate — and that somehow humans have something to do with it. Of course, David Suzuki has been fundraising to “fight” the calamity — except bee colony collapse isn’t really happening, any…